After spending several years studying and working in the Netherlands in incorporating sustainability into product innovation, Charity Teoh Buldt returned to Melbourne to start a family. With the busyness of juggling work and family commitments, sustainability can be hard to implement. A good start has been to expose her kids to edible gardens as early as possible, hence she chose to use Glowpear Urban Gardens.
Our Glowpearian this quarter is Madison based Steven Knurr. Steven is in marketing at a Wisconsin technology consulting firm focusing on healthcare, retail, and manufacturing sectors.
Using his creative talents Steven developed an impressive urban greenhouse that is technology driven. It blends seamlessly with his 'up and coming' neighbourhood, where 'pour over' coffee, fixed geared bikes, and backyard chicken coups are the norm.
Chicago native, Sara Gasbarra, is the founder of Verdura, a full service culinary garden design company working with hotels, restaurants, cafes and businesses all over the US.
Jon Kingston describes himself as a 'free range urban horticulturalist'.
He spends his time designing, installing and maintaining balcony and roof top garden spaces around Sydney, Australia.
Carrie Forrest is California-based blogger sharing inspiration for healthy, balanced living.
Her professional background is in non-profit healthcare fundraising and masters degrees in business administration and in public health (nutrition).
Paul and Angela are New Yorkers, who have been married now for 15 years.
Whilst Angela works in the medical field, Paul spends most of his time in broadcasting, and performing hip-hop around the US as UncommonNasa.
When the couple were able to buy their own home, they didn't want the traditional house with a picket fence and yard.
People often ask Ryan Young what makes him different to other landscape designers, and what is a ‘Sustainable Landscape’?
"The core to ensuring a landscape design is sustainable, is to have a holistic approach built around ‘energy spent to energy gained’." Young explains.
The Coulthard family of Melbourne are busy bees. Stuart Coulthard is a director of Rubiix, a boutique business accounting firm. Stuart's wife Yasmin is a dentist and runs her own Arbonne business which is a beauty, skin care and healthy living product range. They have been married for 6 years and have 2 young children Harper (4 years) and Darcy (2 years) who keep them busy, and entertained.