A series of pivotal life events have led to the founder becoming increasingly aware of her part in the web of life and destruction on this planet. The consequences of our combined actions are leading the world into a state of no longer being able to support life. This includes the destruction of the environment, breakdown of family support networks and loss of connection of humans with the natural environment. The return of the forests would be instrumental in slowing or even reversing climate change. Living in smaller self reliant communities could be a solution to the growing isolation and disempowered life of many. Working on and with the land builds awareness of our inherent connection with all nature.
She realised that the only way to create effective change was to change her own lifestyle and to work towards the world she wants for her great great grandchildren. This led to her wish to be involved in ‘growing trees to grow people’ but she wasn’t sure where this would be.
A ‘knowing’ that Queensland was the intended place happened during a vision quest cycle ride from Munich to Rome. It emerged out of a place of stillness after letting go of all expectations and demands and allowing for the unknowing and therefore wisdom to emerge. It was a moment of personal realisation for the founder. Immediately syncronicities started to occur as she began the process of reaching out with her project idea, to start gathering information and building a supporting network.