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The Garden of Tomorrow is a collective of positive disruptors, activists, artists and
organisations. We believe in the power of creativity and collaboration to make a
change. We believe in a future where we are a part of Nature, not apart from it.

 

Presented by House of Hackney, this festival of ideas is a coming together of passionate advocates
for the regeneration of Nature for the quality of life of all future generations.

In the face of the Climate & Nature crises, we invite you to come together to convert
radical ideas into practical action today, to ensure a better tomorrow.

The Garden of Tomorrow is a collective of positive disruptors, activists, artists and organisations. We believe in the power of creativity and collaboration to make a change. We believe in a future where we are a part of Nature, not apart from it.
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Presented by House of Hackney, this festival of ideas is a coming together of passionate advocates for the regeneration of Nature for the quality of life of all future generations.
In the face of the Climate & Nature crises, we invite you to come together to convert radical ideas into practical action today, to ensure a better tomorrow.

WE ARE NATURE

It is time to write a new story that includes us in the continuum of the planet we call home. We need to move from a worldview of domination and exploitation to one that honours our place in the ecosystem. As the current inhabitants of the planet, we have a deep responsibility and an opportunity to shift the course we are on and bring ourselves back to Nature. Only then will we begin to truly remedy our relationships with ourselves, each other and the rest of life on Earth. 

Inspired by the recent #WeAreNature campaign, where we are petitioning to change all major UK dictionary definitions of ‘nature’ to include humans, the festival hopes to bridge the gap between ourselves and the natural world. The aim is to help co-create a vision for a Nature-centric society which benefits all. It will inspire and incubate collaborative ideas and collective impact which will be translated into practical ways to move towards this societal shift.

Through panels and workshops against a backdrop of art, spoken word and music, we will use creativity to advocate for change. This not-for-profit event will take us from radical roots to practical action.

WE ARE NATURE

It is time to write a new story that includes us in the continuum of the planet we call home. We need to move from a worldview of domination and exploitation to one that honours our place in the ecosystem. As the current inhabitants of the planet, we have a deep responsibility and an opportunity to shift the course we are on and bring ourselves back to Nature. Only then will we begin to truly remedy our relationships with ourselves, each other and the rest of life on Earth.

Inspired by the recent #WeAreNature campaign, where we are petitioning to change all major UK dictionary definitions of ‘nature’ to include humans, the festival hopes to bridge the gap between ourselves and the natural world. The aim is to help co-create a vision for a Nature-centric society which benefits all. It will inspire and incubate collaborative ideas and collective impact which will be translated into practical ways to move towards this societal shift.

Through panels and workshops against a backdrop of art, spoken word and music, we will use creativity to advocate for change. This not-for-profit event will take us from radical roots to practical action.

We imagine a world where Nature is Muse, Nature is Teacher,
Nature is Client, Nature is Rights Holder
and Nature is Stakeholder…

We imagine a world where Nature is Muse, Nature is Teacher, Nature is Client, Nature is Rights Holder and Nature is Stakeholder…

10AM
NATURE THE TEACHER with EARTHED
Grow Your Own Mushrooms with Earthed and Jack Hodgson

All of us can learn from Nature; we all have a place in the ecosystem restoration movement. Start your growing journey and learn how to grow your own mushrooms and microgreens, whatever your space, in this hands-on workshop hosted by the nature-skills platform Earthed.

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11.30AM
NATURE THE STAKEHOLDER with ELVIS & KRESSE
Talk

Join CBE and multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur Kresse Wesling, as she shares her story and advice for running a business which benefits people and planet.

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1PM
NATURE THE STAKEHOLDER with HOUSE OF HACKNEY
Ask me Anything - Talk

In this ‘Ask us Anything’ discussion, House of Hackney co-founder Frieda Gormley and team will share their journey to becoming a regenerative business and answer audience questions about steps they are taking to get there. 

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2.30PM
NATURE THE TEACHER with SCHUMACHER COLLEGE
Workshop

Schumacher College invite participants to envision a Nature-conscious society in this workshop exploring Ecological Design Thinking and our current climate.

4.30PM
THE WE ARE NATURE CAMPAIGN with LAWYERS FOR NATURE
Panel Talk

Do you feel you are a part of Nature? Join Lawyers for Nature and Frieda Gormley and a panel of guests, Poppy Okotcha, Professor Tom Oliver, Kalpana Arias and Jonathon Porritt CBE, as they discuss the #WeAreNature campaign, the grassroots movement to change UK dictionary definitions of the word ‘nature’ to include humans, and the importance of seeing ourselves as a part of Nature, more now than ever.

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5.30PM
NATURE THE STAKEHOLDER
Nature on the Board - Panel

Join Faith in Nature, House of Hackney, Lawyers for Nature and Earth Law Center as they discuss the importance of bringing the natural world into business and giving Nature its rightful place on the board.

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6.30PM
NATURE THE MUSE with ATMOS
In Conversation with Atmos - A journey towards a re-enchantment with Nature

Join journalist and editor Karen Gray of magazine and digital platform ATMOS as they share their story, how to become re-enchanted with the natural world, and why it's so important.

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7.30PM
NATURE THE MUSE with WATERBEAR
Rebels with a Cause Film Screening

Join WaterBear, the impact media platform, for an exclusive preview of its latest mockumentary Rebels with Cause, including an Q&A on Guerilla Gardening and why comedy is the key to unlocking hearts and minds.

10AM
NATURE THE ARTIST
with HARD ART & THE GREAT IMAGINING

The Future of Art - Panel Discussion

Join cultural collectives Hard Art and The Great Imagining for an inspiring panel discussion exploring the importance of imagination, the definition of nature, how to apply this to the creative arts. Imagining a greener, fairer, wiser future as a way to galvanise us into action in the present. We will also be unveiling an exhibition curated by The Great Imagining, where over 50 artists, writers and musicians have come together to use their creativity to honour the natural world. Expect works from renowned artists Gavin Turk, Abigail Lane, Geraldine Cox, poet and activist Ben Okri, the Royal Needle Work graduates and many more.

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11.15AM
NATURE IS A HUMAN RIGHT
with NOWADAYS ON EARTH & RIGHT TO ROAM

Panel

Explore Nature as a human right and the Rights of Nature movements and learn practical tips to take into your communities from those who are building a greener future for people, planet, and plants.

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2PM
NATURE THE CLIENT with PURPOSE DISRUPTORS
What if Nature had a Creative Agency? -
In Conversation & Exhibition

Introducing the Agency for Nature, the first creative agency to help people fall in love with nature. In this conversation and exhibition, explore the concept of Nature as Client and novel forms of communication which build a desire for a nature-connected life. Spanning sex, psychedelia and gaming, we’ll leave the audience with a provocation: How can you use your skills to be in service of all life on Earth?

4PM
NATURE THE TEACHER with SATISH KUMAR 
Fireside Chat

We are honoured to be joined by peace-pilgrim, life-long activist and former monk, Satish Kumar. Inspiring global change for over 50 years through writing, talks, and his work with Schumacher College and the Resurgence Trust, Satish will be talking about his inspiring life, and his hope for the future.

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5.15PM
NATURE THE RIGHTSHOLDER with LAWYERS FOR NATURE
The Rights of Nature Movement

Imagine if Nature was seen as having the same equal and inherent rights as humans. By using the power of the law, Nature Rights is one of the biggest opportunities we have to protect the natural world. In this talk, Lawyers for Nature’s Brontie Ansell will explore the history of the movement, landmark cases, and how we can jump on the momentum to save our vital ecosystems before it’s too late.

.

6.30PM
NATURE THE ARTIST with EARTHPERCENT
Performance & Panel

Join us for an afternoon of connection and inspiration during ‘EarthPercent presents Sounds Right, Nature: The Artist’. Led by the visionaries behind Sounds Right and featuring collaborating artists, discover the initiative's genesis, purpose, and its profound impact on Nature conservation.

10AM
WE ARE NATURE with MORAL IMAGINATIONS
Interspecies Council

Join Phoebe Tickell for this collective imagination exercise of more-than-human imagining, entangling our identity with non-human species stemming from the knowledge that we are Nature.

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11.45AM
NATURE THE DESIGNER with NOWADAYS ON EARTH
Let’s Glitch - Panel

Join technologist, guerrilla gardener, urban greening activist, Kalpana Arias for a session of world-building practices led by plants and technology with gardeners, plant anarchists, futurists, and coders. Plant-led design practices are strategies for social movement building and making other worlds possible. Using speculative plant models, sci-fi, this talk will look at how we can build another world with technology and plants for greener futures.

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2PM
NATURE THE DESIGNER with COLÉCHI
AGREENCULTURE - Designing Collaboratively with Others and Nature - Panel

Join fashion collective and research agency Colèchi as they delve into the symbiotic relationship between agriculture, fashion, and people. In this talk we will be rethinking structure and supply chain models to explore how we can make sure Nature takes centre stage, and what collaboration with each other and the natural world looks like. With Tina Wetshi - Co-founder Colèchi, Kiki Grammatopoulos, Gracey Owusu-Agyemang and Tim Williams - Earth Farmers.

3.30PM
NATURE THE ARTIST: Banner Making Workshop

Power to the People! Join cultural collective Hard Art and Daze Aghaji for this protest banner making workshop, in anticipation for the upcoming Restore Nature Now march on 21st June. Learn about the history of protest art and why using creativity in the face of adversity may be our greatest power, (the pen is mightier than the sword).
HARD ART is a cultural collective of artists, activists, scientists and more standing in solidarity in the face of climate and democratic collapse.Together they create work that speaks to these challenges and attempts to open space for a new paradigm.

10AM
NATURE THE TEACHER with EARTHED
Grow Your Own Mushrooms with Earthed and Jack Hodgson

All of us can learn from Nature; we all have a place in the ecosystem restoration movement. Start your growing journey and learn how to grow your own mushrooms and microgreens, whatever your space, in this hands-on workshop hosted by the nature-skills platform Earthed.

.

11.30AM
NATURE THE STAKEHOLDER with ELVIS & KRESSE
Talk

Join CBE and multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur Kresse Wesling, as she shares her story and advice for running a business which benefits people and planet.

.

1PM
NATURE THE STAKEHOLDER with HOUSE OF HACKNEY
Ask me Anything - Talk

In this ‘Ask us Anything’ discussion, House of Hackney co-founder Frieda Gormley and team will share their journey to becoming a regenerative business and answer audience questions about steps they are taking to get there. 

.

2.30PM
NATURE THE TEACHER with SCHUMACHER COLLEGE
Workshop

Schumacher College invite participants to envision a Nature-conscious society in this workshop exploring Ecological Design Thinking and our current climate.

4.30PM
THE WE ARE NATURE CAMPAIGN with LAWYERS FOR NATURE
Panel Talk

Do you feel you are a part of Nature? Join Lawyers for Nature and Frieda Gormley and a panel of guests, Poppy Okotcha, Professor Tom Oliver, Kalpana Arias and Jonathon Porritt CBE, as they discuss the #WeAreNature campaign, the grassroots movement to change UK dictionary definitions of the word ‘nature’ to include humans, and the importance of seeing ourselves as a part of Nature, more now than ever. 

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5.30PM
NATURE THE STAKEHOLDER
Nature on the Board - Panel

Join Faith in Nature, House of Hackney, Lawyers for Nature and Earth Law Center as they discuss the importance of bringing the natural world into business and giving Nature its rightful place on the board.

.

6.30PM
NATURE THE MUSE with ATMOS
In Conversation with Atmos - A journey towards a re-enchantment with Nature

Join journalist and editor Karen Gray of magazine and digital platform ATMOS as they share their story, how to become re-enchanted with the natural world, and why it's so important.

.

7.30PM
NATURE THE MUSE with WATERBEAR
Rebels with a Cause Film Screening

Join WaterBear, the impact media platform, for an exclusive preview of its latest mockumentary Rebels with Cause, including an Q&A on Guerilla Gardening and why comedy is the key to unlocking hearts and minds.

10AM
NATURE THE ARTIST
with HARD ART & THE GREAT IMAGINING

The Future of Art - Panel Discussion

Join cultural collectives Hard Art and The Great Imagining for an inspiring panel discussion exploring the importance of imagination, the definition of nature, how to apply this to the creative arts. Imagining a greener, fairer, wiser future as a way to galvanise us into action in the present. We will also be unveiling an exhibition curated by The Great Imagining, where over 50 artists, writers and musicians have come together to use their creativity to honour the natural world. Expect works from renowned artists Gavin Turk, Abigail Lane, Geraldine Cox, poet and activist Ben Okri, the Royal Needle Work graduates and many more.

.

11.15AM
NATURE IS A HUMAN RIGHT
with NOWADAYS ON EARTH & RIGHT TO ROAM

Panel

Explore Nature as a human right and the Rights of Nature movements and learn practical tips to take into your communities from those who are building a greener future for people, planet, and plants.

.

2PM
NATURE THE CLIENT with PURPOSE DISRUPTORS
What if Nature had a Creative Agency? -
In Conversation & Exhibition

Introducing the Agency for Nature, the first creative agency to help people fall in love with nature. In this conversation and exhibition, explore the concept of Nature as Client and novel forms of communication which build a desire for a nature-connected life. Spanning sex, psychedelia and gaming, we’ll leave the audience with a provocation: How can you use your skills to be in service of all life on Earth?

4PM
NATURE THE TEACHER with SATISH KUMAR 
Fireside Chat

We are honoured to be joined by peace-pilgrim, life-long activist and former monk, Satish Kumar. Inspiring global change for over 50 years through writing, talks, and his work with Schumacher College and the Resurgence Trust, Satish will be talking about his inspiring life, and his hope for the future.

.

5.15PM
NATURE THE RIGHTSHOLDER with LAWYERS FOR NATURE
The Rights of Nature Movement

Imagine if Nature was seen as having the same equal and inherent rights as humans. By using the power of the law, Nature Rights is one of the biggest opportunities we have to protect the natural world. In this talk, Lawyers for Nature’s Brontie Ansell will explore the history of the movement, landmark cases, and how we can jump on the momentum to save our vital ecosystems before it’s too late.

.

6.30PM
NATURE THE ARTIST with EARTHPERCENT
Performance & Panel

Join us for an afternoon of connection and inspiration during ‘EarthPercent presents Sounds Right, Nature: The Artist’. Led by the visionaries behind Sounds Right and featuring collaborating artists, discover the initiative's genesis, purpose, and its profound impact on Nature conservation.

10AM
WE ARE NATURE with MORAL IMAGINATIONS
Interspecies Council

Join Phoebe Tickell for this collective imagination exercise of more-than-human imagining, entangling our identity with non-human species stemming from the knowledge that we are Nature.

.

11.45AM
NATURE THE DESIGNER with NOWADAYS ON EARTH
Let’s Glitch - Panel

Join technologist, guerrilla gardener, urban greening activist, Kalpana Arias for a session of world-building practices led by plants and technology with gardeners, plant anarchists, futurists, and coders. Plant-led design practices are strategies for social movement building and making other worlds possible. Using speculative plant models, sci-fi, this talk will look at how we can build another world with technology and plants for greener futures.

.

2PM
NATURE THE DESIGNER with COLÉCHI
AGREENCULTURE - Designing Collaboratively with Others and Nature - Panel

Join fashion collective and research agency Colèchi as they delve into the symbiotic relationship between agriculture, fashion, and people. In this talk we will be rethinking structure and supply chain models to explore how we can make sure Nature takes centre stage, and what collaboration with each other and the natural world looks like. With Tina Wetshi - Co-founder Colèchi, Kiki Grammatopoulos, Gracey Owusu-Agyemang and Tim Williams - Earth Farmers.

.

3.30PM
NATURE THE ARTIST: Banner Making Workshop

Power to the People! Join cultural collective Hard Art and Daze Aghaji for this protest banner making workshop, in anticipation for the upcoming Restore Nature Now march on 21st June.
Learn about the history of protest art and why using creativity in the face of adversity may be our greatest power, (the pen is mightier than the sword).
HARD ART is a cultural collective of artists, activists, scientists and more standing in solidarity in the face of climate and democratic collapse.Together they create work that speaks to these challenges and attempts to open space for a new paradigm.

We are honoured to be joined by some of the most inspiring positive disruptors in the Climate & Nature sphere. Through collaboration and creativity, we can make a change.

HARD ART

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HARD ART is a cultural collective of artists, activists, scientists and more standing in solidarity in the face of climate and democratic collapse.Together we creating work that speaks to our challenges and attempts to open space for a new paradigm.

COLECHI

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Colèchi is a collective and research agency committed to humanising fashion; they are a community of independent creatives who advocate for sustainable practices within the industry.

SATISH KUMAR

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Peace-pilgrim, life-long activist and former monk, Satish Kumar has been inspiring global change for over 50 years through writing, talks, and his work with Schumacher College and the Resurgence Trust.

EARTHPERCENT

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Unleashing the power of music in service of the planet, EarthPercent invites artists and the music industry at large to donate a small percentage of their income, making change through organisations that meaningfully address the climate and nature crises.

PURPOSE DISRUPTORS

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Purpose Disruptors are a network of advertising insiders working together to reshape our industry to tackle climate change.

FAITH IN NATURE

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The B Corp certified natural beauty brand was the first company to make Nature a director on their board.

ATMOS

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Atmos is an exploration of climate and culture, a nonprofit biannual magazine and digital platform curated by a global ecosystem of artists, activists, and writers devoted to ecological and social justice through creative storytelling.

WATERBEAR

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Waterbear is a free platform that brings inspiration and action together through award-winning, certified films and documentaries in the environmental and humanitarian space.

MORAL IMAGINATIONS

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 Moral Imaginations is chairing their Interspecies Council and you’re all invited! This collective imagination exercise of more-than-human imagining will entangle our identity with non-human species stemming from the knowledge that we are Nature. This is a participatory, semi-improvisational role-play where participants are guided through a process of becoming identified as a more-than-human species and then engage in a council to voice their concerns and ideas about how the future could be different (from a more-than-human lens!). The Interspecies Council has been hosted with organisations, governments and communities around the world and now it's coming to the Garden of Tomorrow Festival! 

EARTHED

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Earthed is the nature-skills platform enabling and inspiring everyone everywhere to start growing. With an ever-growing catalogue of on demand classes, members of Earthed can learn from nature - for nature.

NOWADAYS ON EARTH

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Founded by technologist, guerrilla gardener and activist Kalpana Arias, Nowadays On Earth, a social enterprise advocating for nature in urban spaces.

THE GREAT IMAGINING

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The Great Imagining is a public education programme inspiring a greener, fairer, wiser world.

EARTH LAW CENTER

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Earth Law Center works to advance Earth-centred laws, movements, and education, with the belief that Nature should be able to defend its rights in court, just like people can.

LAWYERS FOR NATURE

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Lawyers for Nature is a collective of lawyers, researchers and campaigners that have come together to work on behalf of Nature, supporting the natural world and all who seek to defend it.

SCHUMACHER

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Schumacher College is a progressive college fo ecological studies focusing on interactive and experiential education to help students develop the practical skills and strategic, holistic thinking required to face 21st century challenges and to instigate regenerative futures.

ELVIS & KRESSE

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Kresse Wesling, CBE, is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur. Kresse is the founder of lifestyle brand Elvis & Kresse, which uses recycled fire hose to make products, and has established a regenerative agriculture farm and a host of environmental initiatives.

HOUSE OF HACKNEY

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House of Hackney is the B Corp interiors brand that champions Nature, craft and community. On their journey to become a regenerative brand, Mother Nature & Future Generations sit on their board.

We are honoured to be joined by some of the most inspiring positive disruptors in the Climate & Nature sphere. Through collaboration and creativity, we can make a change.

HARD ART

HARD ART is a cultural collective of artists, activists, scientists and more standing in solidarity in the face of climate and democratic collapse.Together we creating work that speaks to our challenges and attempts to open space for a new paradigm.

COLECHI

Colèchi is a collective and research agency committed to humanising fashion; they are a community of independent creatives who advocate for sustainable practices within the industry.

SATISH KUMAR

Peace-pilgrim, life-long activist and former monk, Satish Kumar has been inspiring global change for over 50 years through writing, talks, and his work with Schumacher College and the Resurgence Trust.

EARTHPERCENT

Unleashing the power of music in service of the planet, EarthPercent invites artists and the music industry at large to donate a small percentage of their income, making change through organisations that meaningfully address the climate and nature crises.

PURPOSE DISRUPTORS

Purpose Disruptors are a network of advertising insiders working together to reshape our industry to tackle climate change.

FAITH IN NATURE

The B Corp certified natural beauty brand was the first company to make Nature a director on the

ATMOS

Atmos is an exploration of climate and culture, a nonprofit biannual magazine and digital platform curated by a global ecosystem of artists, activists, and writers devoted to ecological and social justice through creative storytelling.

WATERBEAR

Waterbear is a free platform that brings inspiration and action together through award-winning, certified films and documentaries in the environmental and humanitarian space.

MORAL IMAGINATIONS

Moral Imaginations is chairing their Interspecies Council and you’re all invited! This collective imagination exercise of more-than-human imagining will entangle our identity with non-human species stemming from the knowledge that we are Nature. This is a participatory, semi-improvisational role-play where participants are guided through a process of becoming identified as a more-than-human species and then engage in a council to voice their concerns and ideas about how the future could be different (from a more-than-human lens!). The Interspecies Council has been hosted with organisations, governments and communities around the world and now it's coming to the Garden of Tomorrow Festival! 

EARTHED

Earthed is the nature-skills platform enabling and inspiring everyone everywhere to start growing. With an ever-growing catalogue of on demand classes, members of Earthed can learn from nature - for nature.

NOWADAYS ON EARTH

Founded by technologist, guerrilla gardener and activist Kalpana Arias, Nowadays On Earth, a social enterprise advocating for nature in urban spaces.

THE GREAT IMAGINING

The Great Imagining is a public education programme inspiring a greener, fairer, wiser world.

EARTH LAW CENTER

Earth-centred laws, movements, and education, with the belief that Nature should be able to defend its rights in court, just like people can.

LAWYERS FOR NATURE

Lawyers for Nature is a collective of lawyers, researchers and campaigners that have come together to work on behalf of Nature, supporting the natural world and all who seek to defend it.

SCHUMACHER

Schumacher College is a progressive college for ecological studies focusing on interactive and experiential education to help students develop the practical skills and strategic, holistic thinking required to face 21st century challenges and to instigate regenerative futures.

ELVIS & KRESSE

Kresse Wesling, CBE, is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur. Kresse is the founder of lifestyle brand Elvis & Kresse, which uses recycled fire hose to make products, and has established a regenerative agriculture farm and a host of environmental initiatives.

HOUSE OF HACKNEY

House of Hackney is the B Corp interiors brand that champions Nature, craft and community. On their journey to become a regenerative brand, Mother Nature & Future Generations sit on their board.

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HARD ART

Instigated by musician Brian Eno, Hard Art is a cultural collective of artists, activists, and scientists standing in solidarity in the face of climate and democratic collapse.

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COLECHI

Colèchi is a collective and research agency committed to humanising fashion; they are a community of independent creatives who advocate for sustainable practices within the industry.

.
SATISH KUMAR

Peace-pilgrim, life-long activist and former monk, Satish Kumar has been inspiring global change for over 50 years through writing, talks, and his work with Schumacher College and the Resurgence Trust.

.
ATMOS

Atmos is an exploration of climate and culture, a nonprofit biannual magazine and digital platform curated by a global ecosystem of artists, activists, and writers devoted to ecological and social justice through creative storytelling.

.
PURPOSE DISRUPTORS

Purpose Disruptors are a network of advertising insiders working together to reshape our industry to tackle climate change.

.
EARTHPERCENT

Unleashing the power of music in service of the planet, EarthPercent invites artists and the music industry at large to donate a small percentage of their income, making change through organisations that meaningfully address the climate and nature crises.

.
MORAL IMAGINATIONS

Moral Imaginations is a movement of collective imagining to increase radical kinship with the human and more-than-human worlds, present, past and future.

.
NOWADAYS ON EARTH

Founded by technologist, guerrilla gardener and activist Kalpana Arias, Nowadays On Earth, a social enterprise advocating for nature in urban spaces.

.
THE GREAT IMAGINING

The Great Imagining is a public education programme inspiring a greener, fairer, wiser world.

.
HOUSE OF HACKNEY

House of Hackney is the B Corp interiors brand that champions Nature, craft and community. On their journey to become a regenerative brand, Mother Nature & Future Generations sit on their board.

.
EARTH LAW CENTER

Earth-centred laws, movements, and education, with the belief that Nature should be able to defend its rights in court, just like people can.

.
LAWYERS FOR NATURE

Lawyers for Nature is a collective of lawyers, researchers and campaigners that have come together to work on behalf of Nature, supporting the natural world and all who seek to defend it.

.
SCHUMACHER

Schumacher College is a progressive college for ecological studies focusing on interactive and experiential education to help students develop the practical skills and strategic, holistic thinking required to face 21st century challenges and to instigate regenerative futures.

.
ELVIS & KRESSE

Kresse Wesling, CBE, is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur. Kresse is the founder of lifestyle brand Elvis & Kresse, which uses recycled fire hose to make products, and has established a regenerative agriculture farm and a host of environmental initiatives.

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HARD ART

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Instigated by musician Brian Eno, Hard Art is a cultural collective of artists, activists, and scientists standing in solidarity in the face of climate and democratic collapse.

COLECHI

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Colèchi is a collective and research agency committed to humanising fashion; they are a community of independent creatives who advocate for sustainable practices within the industry.

SATISH KUMAR

.

Peace-pilgrim, life-long activist and former monk, Satish Kumar has been inspiring global change for over 50 years through writing, talks, and his work with Schumacher College and the Resurgence Trust.

EARTHED

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Earthed is the nature-skills platform enabling and inspiring everyone everywhere to start growing. With an ever-growing catalogue of on demand classes, members of Earthed can learn from nature - for nature.

ATMOS

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Atmos is an exploration of climate and culture, a nonprofit biannual magazine and digital platform curated by a global ecosystem of artists, activists, and writers devoted to ecological and social justice through creative storytelling.

WATERBEAR

.

Waterbear is a free platform that brings inspiration and action together through award-winning, certified films and documentaries in the environmental and humanitarian space.

PURPOSE DISRUPTORS

.

Purpose Disruptors are a network of advertising insiders working together to reshape our industry to tackle climate change.

EARTHPERCENT

.

Unleashing the power of music in service of the planet, EarthPercent invites artists and the music industry at large to donate a small percentage of their income, making change through organisations that meaningfully address the climate and nature crises.

RIGHT TO ROAM

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Right to Roam is a campaign aiming to bring a Right to Roam Act to England so that millions more people can have easy access to open space, and the physical, mental and spiritual health benefits that it brings.

MORAL IMAGINATIONS

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Moral Imaginations is a movement of collective imagining to increase radical kinship with the human and more-than-human worlds, present, past and future.

NOWADAYS ON EARTH

.

Founded by technologist, guerrilla gardener and activist Kalpana Arias, Nowadays On Earth, a social enterprise advocating for nature in urban spaces.

THE GREAT IMAGINING

.

The Great Imagining is a public education programme inspiring a greener, fairer, wiser world.

FAITH IN NATURE

.

The B Corp certified natural beauty brand was the first company to make Nature a director on their board.

HOUSE OF HACKNEY

.

House of Hackney is the B Corp interiors brand that champions Nature, craft and community. On their journey to become a regenerative brand, Mother Nature & Future Generations sit on their board.

EARTH LAW CENTER

.

Earth Law Center works to advance Earth-centred laws, movements, and education, with the belief that Nature should be able to defend its rights in court, just like people can.

LAWYERS FOR NATURE

.

Lawyers for Nature is a collective of lawyers, researchers and campaigners that have come together to work on behalf of Nature, supporting the natural world and all who seek to defend it.

KRESSE

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Kresse Wesling, CBE, is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur. Kresse is the founder of lifestyle brand Elvis & Kresse, which uses recycled fire hose to make products, and has established a regenerative agriculture farm and a host of environmental initiatives.

Nature is the original muse. We want to explore the artist as a conduit of Nature; recognising the natural world for its inspiration; paying homage by acting in reciprocity and giving Nature royalties for its services, thus helping to restore and acknowledge the natural world.

Nature is the ultimate designer. Nature takes just what it needs and doesn’t exploit. Nature champions diversity through symbiosis. Nature fits form to function. Nature rewards cooperation and doesn’t value ownership. In Nature, there is no waste. How can we be inspired by Nature the designer and its living systems? How can we use its principles in our work and lives to create healthier, more purposeful designs and organisations?

Nature the poet, the painter, the writer, the player. We believe in the power of creativity as a force for good. We believe we can use our artforms for the benefit of people and planet. We will explore creativity with purpose to help paint, write, sing a new story. Through the arts we can shift the paradigm towards the interconnectedness of all species.

Nature is our wisest teacher. If we observed and listened to the natural world, its cycles and systems, we could solve a lot of the world’s problems. What wonders can we learn from Nature? How can it mentor us? How do we return to a place of being in communion with it in our modern lives?

There is a growing grassroots movement where Nature is beginning to be seen as a stakeholder; where Nature is being given a voice. We are in crisis because Nature has not been considered in our organisational decision making. What are the new models of governance and accounting that can help make this world a better place for future generations?

As earth citizens we have an opportunity to use our platforms to engage with people and help spotlight Nature's visibility, importance and the need to protect it. In the absence of leadership who care about the climate emergency, we need brands to use their consumer power and voice as a force for good. 99% of UK and US businesses are SMEs - imagine the step change if we collectively (and authentically) used our platforms for good?

We look at ourselves as something other than Nature. We have forgotten that we are part of a sacred web of life with all living organisms including plants, animals, rivers, mountains, oceans and their living systems which have equal and inherent rights to exist and thrive. We are witnessing the Nature Rights movement gain momentum where ecosystems are given legal personhood in the same manner as human beings. This has the opportunity to right many wrongs and truly shift the narrative away from a human centric view and solve so many of the planetary crisis we are facing today.

What we believe about our place in Nature determines how we perceive, value, shape and interact with it. How we live with Nature now will determine our future and that of all life on earth. We are the first generations to really know about climate change and the last ones to be able to make a real difference. Nature is a human right, and we need to protect it for those yet to come.

We have forgotten that Nature is our Mother, our lifeforce, our beating heart; that we are Nature, not apart from it. When we hurt Nature, we hurt ourselves. We need to collectively take the urgent action needed to protect the natural world upon which we depend.

Nature is the original muse. We want to explore the artist as a conduit of Nature; recognising the natural world for its inspiration; paying homage by acting in reciprocity and giving Nature royalties for its services, thus helping to restore and acknowledge the natural world.

Nature is the ultimate designer. Nature takes just what it needs and doesn’t exploit. Nature champions diversity through symbiosis. Nature fits form to function. Nature rewards cooperation and doesn’t value ownership. In Nature, there is no waste. How can we be inspired by Nature the designer and its living systems? How can we use its principles in our work and lives to create healthier, more purposeful designs and organisations?

Nature the poet, the painter, the writer, the player. We believe in the power of creativity as a force for good. We believe we can use our artforms for the benefit of people and planet. We will explore creativity with purpose to help paint, write, sing a new story. Through the arts we can shift the paradigm towards the interconnectedness of all species.

Nature is our wisest teacher. If we observed and listened to the natural world, its cycles and systems, we could solve a lot of the world’s problems. What wonders can we learn from Nature? How can it mentor us? How do we return to a place of being in communion with it in our modern lives?

There is a growing grassroots movement where Nature is beginning to be seen as a stakeholder; where Nature is being given a voice. We are in crisis because Nature has not been considered in our organisational decision making. What are the new models of governance and accounting that can help make this world a better place for future generations?

As earth citizens we have an opportunity to use our platforms to engage with people and help spotlight Nature's visibility, importance and the need to protect it. In the absence of leadership who care about the climate emergency, we need brands to use their consumer power and voice as a force for good. 99% of UK and US businesses are SMEs - imagine the step change if we collectively (and authentically) used our platforms for good?

We look at ourselves as something other than Nature. We have forgotten that we are part of a sacred web of life with all living organisms including plants, animals, rivers, mountains, oceans and their living systems which have equal and inherent rights to exist and thrive. We are witnessing the Nature Rights movement gain momentum where ecosystems are given legal personhood in the same manner as human beings. This has the opportunity to right many wrongs and truly shift the narrative away from a human centric view and solve so many of the planetary crisis we are facing today.

What we believe about our place in Nature determines how we perceive, value, shape and interact with it. How we live with Nature now will determine our future and that of all life on earth. We are the first generations to really know about climate change and the last ones to be able to make a real difference. Nature is a human right, and we need to protect it for those yet to come.

We have forgotten that Nature is our Mother, our lifeforce, our beating heart; that we are Nature, not apart from it. When we hurt Nature, we hurt ourselves. We need to collectively take the urgent action needed to protect the natural world upon which we depend.

THE GARDEN OF TOMORROW FESTIVAL 
13th - 16th JUNE 
St Michael's Clergy House
Mark St, London
EC2A 4ER

THE GARDEN OF TOMORROW FESTIVAL 
13th - 16th JUNE 
St Michael's Clergy House
Mark St, London
EC2A 4ER

With thanks for all collaborators, and to Neil Burnell for this beautiful photography.

With thanks for all collaborators, and to Neil Burnell for this beautiful photography.