Here at Anemos there is a strong belief that we carry a responsibility to ensure we execute our work in an environmentally ethical and sustainable way.
Whilst our job is to shape nature to our creative needs and our client’s plans, we feel it important not to do so to the detriment of the ‘bigger picture’ - or the planet at large. We are also aware we work, for the most part, within a relatively slim band of privilege and that not everyone has the luxury of such beautiful spaces in their lives. Such an integral component to mental health, that 2020 has only bought more sharply in to focus.
To that end, amongst many other standard sustainable practices used by the industry at large, we take great pride in our pledge that no living plant will go to waste. Gardens are often turned over as the seasons change and whilst common practise sees these plants composted along with other waste and clippings at best, or discarded at worst - we had other ideas!
All of our plants will find a second home; be it at Forest Schools, local State Schools or community and hospital gardens. At these venues we carry out replanting ourselves when needed, or where we can, help to instruct those on site to do so - creating a transfer of our knowledge and helping pay it forward.
Out of this initial idea came the inception of The Little Sapling Initiative. From 2021 this growing community will link together other designers, landscapers and the greater horticultural industry with communities and charities who could use all the help they can get, trying to grow green spaces for their members. The onus for us on this, is to concentrate on those working with children - to encourage a love and understanding of nature in the next generation and bring a little green to those who need it most.
Any interested parties are welcome to contact us to discover how they can become part of the network too.