We hear the words 'Sustainability' and 'Well-being' everywhere. What does it actually mean? The What Happens Next Project appreciates that the environment affects us individually, and we affect the environment. But we also think that this subject can become very overwhelming! Therefore, to keep it simple, we just like to question "What Happens Next"? We think that to appreciate where things come from and where things go creates a self sustaining environment, and results in an environment that offers us a true sense of being.
We sensitively design, build and create management systems in gardens and open spaces to promote sustanability and well-being.
We work with schools, youth clubs, elderly care, training organisations for young adults, mental health and probation. We design concepts which integrates rainwater harvesting systems with composting systems, with edible plants with wild native plants and more.
52% of UK school children do not eat veg on daily basis
Newsround BBC (2015)
64% of the population of Great Britain do not get their 5-a-day.
Good Food Nation
immersion in nature increases performance on a creativity, problem-solving task by a full 50%
Atchley et al., 2012
% of schools saw rise in student self-esteem due to new outdoor learning spaces
Learning through Landscapes (2003)
Why we like to ask What Happens Next?
We think it is important that we are surrounded by plants we value. Regardless of your situation, we can design green spaces which offer more than just plants, but green spaces which provides food, cut flowers, herbal tea, the list is endless.
From Seed to Celebration
We think it is important to appreciate that everything we do is part of a bigger cycle. And so to promote this we help people engage with all stages of a plant’s life cycle. We have created supporting information on how to plant the seed, and then as it grows to fruition, learn to make and preserve the plants into food and into things which we can celebrate with others, maintaining an understanding of continuous cycles found in nature.
It is not just ‘What Happens Next’, but what is happening next to me. Whether it be an inner-city or on the fringe of the countryside, we incorporate native plants into our projects. We think understanding the wider environment as well as knowing what ‘will happen next’ is sustainability sweet spot.