Gardening in a Post-Wild World

While reading the beautiful book Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, I worked last week in the garden at the Atelier aan de Middendijk together with Dirk-Jan Visser and Arthur van Beek. Rainer and West suggest that in a post-wild world one can plan to design plant communities. Influenced by landscape architect Maike van Stiphout we also thought of gardening in a nature inclusive way – who could our client in the garden? The bees? The butterflies? Or the larks? Who are the refugees of our polder?