I'm at the very beginning stages of starting up a project to promote intelligent land use that uses small garden plots of public and private space to provide a healthy living sanctuary for the wh*** community - focusing on the four main elements of a thriving living system:1. physical needs
: food, water, air, warmth, and light2. emotional needs
: a feeling of personal connection with others3. intellectual needs
: information about how things work4. spiritual needs
: a sense of contributing something to the evolution of life itself
In preparation for that, I'm working on both the physical aspect of helping people create these wise and artistic gardens and as well as the intellectual aspect of promoting the project and getting support. Right now, I'm growing as many tiny seedlings as I possibly can to use in the spaces I'm creating and to give to others to help them start creating spaces, too. And I'm working on some grant proposals to help get more garden materials and find some website start-up help.
My vision is to have a place where anyone, of any species (well nearly any species, anyway), would feel welcome visiting and even staying for a while, if necessary, when they need some community support and a place to feel safe. Part of my inspiration comes from the World Wildlife Fund's Backyard Wildlife Habitat project, combined with my own love of creating art gardens, combined with my experiences as a homeless/nomadic women who very much appreciated the few wild-ish spaces in the city and suburbs that I could go if I needed a place to rest and recharge for a while, and maybe get a drink, or a nibble of wild edibles, or some warming sun, or a breath of fresh air, and I imagine that many other people of all kinds would also appreciate something as wonderful as a highly evolved nature sanctuary, as well.