Professional practiceHarro de Jong at TEDxBreda

Harro de Jong at TEDxBreda

Landscape Architect Harro de Jong arguments at TEDxBreda that the gap between man and nature exists only in our heads. Because Adam and Eve were thrown out of Paradise, we tend to think that ‘nature’ hates us and is better off without us.

Inviting species in manmade ecotopes

Cities and other manmade landscapes are for that reason often considered lost for nature. However, a lot of wild plants and animals disagree. Today, they urbanise, just like us. Even endangered species love living together with us in our manmade ecotopes. The only thing we need to do is invite them by changing our mindset — and our gardens…

Source: TEDx Talks.