Grow what you love
This is a book I’ve been waiting for. Emily Murphy shows us how restoring nature
can begin in our own garden—how to rewild our own patch of land, sink carbon to build soil, and
grow good, healthy food for our families. And when we restore nature to the home garden
we learn some of what we need to know to save the home planet.
— Yvon Chouinard, Environmentalist and Founder of Patagonia
I’ve learned there’s something wonderfully powerful in the simple act of growing. Here, in our gardens, we can repair ourselves and our plots of earth with our own two hands.
When we connect these spaces to other gardens, parks, and open spaces through living greenways, nature has the opportunity to repair itself and to restore its resiliency.
How can we provide the conditions necessary to enable nature to repair damaged and fragmented ecosystems? We can think of our gardens as nature-based, biodiversity-building hubs for rewilding healthy communities and growing positive change.
Grow The Change You Want to See
Growing a garden is one of the most powerful things we can do as individuals to enact positive change and make a difference.
In fact, if you’re looking for practical solutions to the climate crisis and the resulting loss of biodiversity, the answer is right out your door and in the earth beneath your feet. It’s possible to sequester enough carbon to offset your carbon footprint while supporting wildlife.
Your garden has the potential to to be an ecological haven, sequestering carbon and supporting biodiversity. How do you get there? Buy the book, GROW NOW, and contact Emily for one-on-one consulting.
GROW NOW is an accessible call to action, championing garden-based climate activism.
At first glance, it can be described as a practical manual scaling no-dig, regenerative organics for the home gardener with a close look at rewilding to foster biodiversity and mitigate species extinction. It's also an exploration into re-writing the narrative around our personal (and societal) connection to nature, reminding us that we are nature! And reminding us that we’re only as healthy as the environment in which we live.
The common-sense principles of regenerative growing paired with a framework for redefining our environmental nature-nurture connection are foundational to the book. When we begin to understand the inner workings of our greater ecosystem through the ecosystems closest to home - such as our gardens and communities — with the help of no-dig growing, composting, and planting perennial — we come to see that we each have the power to grow positive change beginning at home.
Even gardeners in small spaces will feel empowered with Murphy in their Instagram feed. Also, check out her blog and book, Grow What You Love.
Better Homes and Gardens
We cannot thank Emily enough for taking on the project of revitalizing and refreshing Lytton Manor Vineyard's gardens. Her generosity in sharing her love of gardening and incorporating the joy of the natural world in all of its phases is extraordinary.
Jennifer TincknellLytton Manor Vineyards
Murphy’s gentle guidance empowers us with graceful skills for growing a garden that feeds the spirit.