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Weaving a Patchwork Quilt
of Hope Around the Globe

21 Mar 2022

By Sat 12 Mar 2022June 10th, 2023BIODIVERSITY, Events

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VIEW our video of the event here.

Event Details


Green Foundation Ireland invites you to participate in an evening online talk:


MONDAY 21 MARCH 2022   –   19:00 to 20:00

by Zoom
(log-on details will be issued nearer the time to those who register)

Book Here

As always at our events,
an important part will be the
Q&A session which will allow full
participation by those attending.


While admission is FREE to this event, registration is NECESSARY as places are strictly limited.

Please secure your place by booking here.

Event Programme


Mary Reynolds
Mary is the founder of We Are The Ark. She designs gardens that marry the needs and wishes of the land’s guardian with the needs and wishes of the land itself. With her roots in natural gardening theory, Mary seeks to create spaces that are healing, truthful and magical.

She has designed gardens internationally, including a commission for a wild garden at Kew Royal Botanical Gardens in London. Mary’s journey from rank outsider to winner of a gold medal at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show (the youngest woman to do so) has been the inspiration of the film Dare to be Wild (2015).

As well as occasional stints of garden television presenting for RTÉ and BBC, Mary has written a comprehensive and ground-breaking book The Garden Awakening – Designs to Nurture Our Land and Ourselves (Green Books, 2016). Her new approach to garden design is a practical treasure map that leads gardeners into a gentle and healing relationship with the land. This book is a step-by-step instruction manual, drawing on ancient methods of working with the land and using them to invite the power and energy of nature back into your life and surround your house and life in its life giving healing embrace.

However, one day Mary was sitting at her desk looking out over her garden when she saw a fox run past and We Are The Ark was born.

You can find out more about We Are The Ark here.


Our talk will explore how each of us needs to start at home if we have any land under our care, restore its true nature and grow our own healthy, chemical-free food.

This talk forms part of Green Foundation Ireland’s project,
“Our Soil Underfoot – Protecting our underground life”