Maria combines knowledge of horticulture and garden design with extensive experience in creative processes to develop and build both interior and exterior landscapes. She is also a fresh flower jewellery artist and curator of plant installations.
Maria holds a BA Degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and started her career as a fashion and jewellery designer running her own company for over 15 years. She later moved on to work with interior design, retrained to become a garden designer and studied small scale organic farming. Maria holds a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design.
Pim loves the forest, music production and places which connect creativity, community and nature. With undergrowth he provides learning process curation, project management and biodiversity knowhow with an eye for design.
His early career combined working at after-school centers with human-rights observation in the middle east. Later he became a researcher for the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, and eventually joined the Tällberg Foundation; a change management think-tank gathering brilliant minds from across the planet for expansive workshops and forums, combining art, nature, science and business.
Since then he has focused on urban biodiversity, working hands on with people, bees and gardens to spread awareness about, and improve, urban ecosystems.
Pim holds a BA in social and political science from Cambridge University and a MA in ecosystems stewardship from the Stockholm Resilience Centre.