Why we like to ask What Happens Next?
TO CREATE MULTI-FUNCTIONAL GREEN SPACES……
We think that any given space can provide multiple uses to create a balance where nature and people can both thrive: (1) a space for nature and wildlife, (2) an amenity/ recreational space, (3) and a place which inspires us to find uses for the plants…. In any given multifunctional space, the ideas on what you can do next are endless!
TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABILITY…… Appreciating that nature is part of a bigger cycle inspires, like when we enjoy healthy food, is to be sustainable.
Using our ‘Seed to Celebration’ book we aim to engage you with all stages of a plant’s life cycle from the seed to up the celebration. We use food, crafty objects and other ideas to inspire you to become self-sufficient. Ultimately, we want you to ask the question: What happens next…
TO PROVIDE ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENTS……
To enhance wildlife in local areas can help contribute to global sustainability.
Why? – Because everything in nature is connected. Enhancing wildlife at a local level is enhancing one piece of the earth’s complex ecosystem…. So by asking the question ‘what happens next’ is to appreciate that everything is connected both locally and globally.
To create places and spaces which inspire people to become sustainable.
THEORY: If we stop to think and ask the question...
1) what happened before
2) what happens next to me
3) and what happens next
...with the things we consume, the objects around us and the environment we live in... we develop an awareness that everything in nature is connected within one balanced ecosystem. An essential bit of wisdom if we want people to take responsibility for the environment we live in right now...
DESIGN PRINCIPLES: To create spaces which builds an awareness that we live within a fragile ecosystem, and promote the concept that creating sustainable spaces today will mean that we all enjoy a healthier world tomorrow.
52% of UK school children do not eat veg on daily basis
64% of the population of Great Britain do not get their 5-a-day.
immersion in nature increases performance on a creativity, problem-solving task by a full 50%
% of schools saw rise in student self-esteem due to new outdoor learning spaces