Our next 'Girls in their Garden' series muse is a mother and the founder and editor of Intent Journal. She also works in sustainability at a major fashion retail group.
Sigrid's (Siggi's) garden is north-east of Melbourne in Nillumbik, and sits on unceded land of the Wurundjeri-willam people (‘white gum tree dwellers’). Focused on natives, avoiding monoculture planting, and learning to embrace a wilder aesthetic for biodiversity reasons - her self described method of 'winging it' works.
I met Siggi years ago when she interviewed me for her publication Intent Journal and I always enjoy bumping into her at industry events as we both continue our work to drive systemic change in the fashion industry. She's one of those people you can't help but like, a wealth of knowledge and an old soul. Here she shares her learnings, helpful resources and community schemes you can get involved in (did you know there is a tinder for compost sharing?) and we discuss the similarities between fashion and permaculture. There's a lot in this one, so get comfy!
Describe yourself as someone who loves you would…
Sigrid has strong values and stands up for what she believes is right. She is loving, passionate, sensitive and hardworking (when it’s something she enjoys, otherwise she procrastinates in the hope it goes away).
“I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening.” — Wendell Berry
Watching something grow is such a beautiful and rewarding experience, can you share an example of a plant you are fond of in your garden and how it has changed?