Meet Eleanor Dennis, Cultivate NSW's Vice-President. Eleanor is constantly marvelling at the diversity, complexity and beauty of mother nature and can often be found wandering with camera in hand taking photos of plants, bark, leaves, seeds, flowers and insects to use as inspiration in her artwork. She is also extremely lucky to work in a role that indulges her passion. As CEO of Seed Harvest Spoon she witnesses daily the wonder of kids and adults alike as they discover just how connected we are to nature and how important it is to maintain and nurture that connection.
Who is someone you admire, and why?
David Attenborough because he is passionate, articulate and continues to educate and advocate for the environment.
What have been the therapeutic benefits of nature/gardens for yourself?
Relaxation, meditation, rejuvenation, inspiration.
Name two plants that you love to grow and why?
Herbs because I love to cook and succulents because they are good in pots as I don't have a garden space at present.
Where is your favourite place to be in nature?
Anywhere in the Australian bush and near water.
If you were a tree, what kind would you be, and why?
Too hard to pick. I love all trees.
Name a song/artist you've been enjoying listening to lately?
Leonard Cohen, Gurrumul, Eva Cassidy, Fleet Foxes.
Your favourite gardening tool?
Your top 3 favourite podcasts and/or blogs?
Conversations with Richard Fidler, Green Dreamer, Serial.