This evening I attended a talk by Simon Fairlie, to launch his new book 'Rural Planning Handbook for Low Impact Developers'. I left feeling very encouraged that we are moving more towards a future that gives increasing chance to people who wish to build their own low impact dwellings.
I talk to Philip, spiritual gardener
and founder of Hortus Spiritualis.
Philip became interested in horticulture after being in the military for 9 years, where he was a medic in the royal marines. He left age 25 and decided to do something completely different. Philip became more spiritual after leaving and developed an interest in Buddhism from an early stage. That interest grew alongside a fascination with nature. He feels a great affinity with plants and trees, and loved gardening: he jokes ''it grows on you!''