I'm a permaculturist in Brisbane, Australia with a busy life like you. My family and I live on a suburban block, yet we harvest from edible gardens, living a lower carbon-footprint lifestyle than most in my neighbourhood.
I like to share information to help grow food, reduce waste, and live more healthy, connected, and meaningful lives. I promote simple, organic solutions that harness recycled materials, alongside new technology that adapts to the modern world.
As society transitions to a greener era, I want Harnessed to be a model of what can be achieved. My core work is to promote healthy and sustainable homes, starting in the garden. As a fundamental business principle, I recycle materials and reduce consumption of fuel, water and other products. I encourage biodiversity and natural resilience to pests and disease, and encourage habitat for native flora for wildlife.
The business-customer relationship can feel alienating. I think most people want to feel part of something more genuine. This is why I have an honest discussion early about what you want, and what I can offer, to see if we can both benefit. If we are a good fit, communication will remain at the centre of our relationship, and decisions about how things are done are made collaboratively.
I work close to where I live and support local businesses and community groups. In doing so, I empower my community to become more dynamic and resilient. Living greener is about more than plants and gardens, it is a mindset that values local hubs and grass-roots solutions to global problems.
Harnessed has evolved as my interest in self-sufficiency has become a core part of my life. Today, I bring with me significant on the ground experience in horticulture, arboriculture and urban permaculture, as well as formal qualifications (Dip. Horticulture, Cert.4 Permaculture, Cert.4 Training and Education).
Core values and being involved in interesting projects are my driving force, not money... but we all need to pay the bills. The kind of work I do varies, so we would need to talk about the project before how much it might cost. Being a permaculture- based business, however, the aim is to re-use, recycle and look at resources differently, keeping costs down.