Hi, I’m John.
I am with the Sow& Grow team, along with Giuliano, and George.
Over the past decade of my life, I have re-discovered the way of looking at the world, as I did when I was a child, with the benefit of four decades of life experience and the thrill for adventure, a new and fresh curiosity and an overwhelming desire to know the truth about life, or ‘the nature of things’.
Through my combined study and practice of Buddhism, my career in activism, my quest to understand and appreciate my own heart; the discovery of the soil food web, permaculture principles and the historical knowledge I discovered about our intertwined story with Mother Earth, I have had a renewed determination to find out the truth to life.
Sow & Grow was the idea created from my experiences, many years after I decided to take the first big step to claim responsibility of my life. Through my experiences of learning about the inter connected nature of our beautiful planet; through my search for my connection to it all, and my ongoing observation of the human mind, I have been able to gain an insight into the subtle ways in which humans have been disconnected from our true heritage and mutual relationship with the food we grow and the communities we create. And it’s my new found passion for growing food and learning to become self-resilient, which has connected me with my own intrinsic nature
I have come to my own conclusions and solutions to the problems we all face in today’s world. I’ve felt for a long time that life as we live it currently, is unhealthy, unnatural and out of harmony with the vibration of our Earth. Nothing can be more empowering than discovering the heart of our success as humanity. At no other time since the beginning of the industrial revolution have awareness and adaptation been so important to the health and happiness of so all humanity.
Take control of your life, in the most practical of ways and learn to sow today to grow tomorrow.
John is a Permaculture Designer, and soil enthusiast. Spending most of his time making compost, testing soil and having is hands covered in it. Gaining his Advanced Permaculture Design Certificate with Matt Powers, who is one the leading Permaculture Teachers in the world. John has knowledge of many regenerative aspects of design including companion planting, water capture, the soil biome, natural amendments. He has helped many people connect with the ethics and principles of Permaculture as well as help them to understand the broader perspective on how we can connect with others in our community to create a more resilient life of abundance and health.
Giuliano is a expert Carpenter, making raised beds, worm farms and bespoke furniture, with a creative passion for making anything with wood which can be tailor made, recycled and re-purposed. With decades of experience in the building trade and making bespoke pieces for clients. He is also a family man and very dedicated to providing a holistic environment for his two daughters. He has been administering herbal remedies for his daughters since they were babies and has a wealth of knowledge in many aspects of health and wellbeing. He is currently working on a 2 acre site creating a small holding along with the owner.
George is a health practitioner, who has years of eating a healthy balanced food, including Alkaline diets and regularly fasts to detox his system. He has been on his spiritual journey for many years and supports people to live a more holistic and meaningful life.
“The relationship to anything we seek to understand has to be focused on the pursuit of truth in our own hearts.”
“The way to happiness is simplicity in our hearts and actions grounded in love, expressing ourselves uniquely like nature.”
“The Sooner you realize your power, the sooner you will be able to take responsibility for your destiny.”