Girls in their Garden - Laura

Updated: Jul 14

Our first 'Girls in their Garden' series muse is meditation teacher, speaker, writer and permaculture enthusiast Laura Poole. ⁠

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” - Masanobu Fukuoka

Laura's garden is in Gherang, on Wathaurong (also rendered Wathawurrung or Wadawurrung) country, on the Surf Coast of Victoria. Although a self proclaimed 'newbie' to gardening, Laura and her husband, Alex, live on 30 acres of bushland that they are turning into their very own food forest.⁠

I met Laura six years ago when I was living and designing in Bali. A friend recommended I learn to meditate with Laura, as she was going to be teaching in Ubud at the same time I was there. She opened the door wearing a tee shirt I had designed many years prior with 'The pursuit of invisible particles' printed on the front of it. I was exactly where I was meant to be. Laura and I started studying Permaculture at the same time, and I've loved watching her journey and fearless experimentation when it comes to gardening via @devaloka_bushland...Laura is my first muse as she is a constant source of inspiration for me, and someone, I know, will also inspire you.

Dear Laura...

Describe yourself as someone who loves you would…

An Earth-Dragon-Scorpio with a Libra moon, Laura is all about going to the depths, seeking the truth, setting the world alight with inspiration and living it fully in daily life. She is kind and generous, devoted to her dharma of teaching within the Vedic tradition, and has a passion for creating community so people can live as nature intended - together in harmony. She is funny without realising it (you can hear her laugh from a mile away), she embraces change and challenges fully (she seems to like the unknown aspect of life), and at her essence is a sweet little girl who just wants to play, learn and love.

Favourite plant?

Sunflowers and Fig Trees.

What is your main drive to have a garden?