Author Archives: Alanda Greene

Alanda Greene
Alanda Greene

Alanda Greene lives in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. Having a deep connection with nature, she and her husband built their house of stone and timber and a terraced garden, and integrated their life into this rural community. Alanda’s primary focus is the conscious integration of spirit with all aspects of life.

Lessons from the garden – blackberry learnings
September 2018, Taste of life

Blackberry learnings

LESSONS FROM THE GARDEN ALANDA GREENE witnesses a lot while working in her garden. This time it’s the ripening of blackberries that provide the lesson on patience and acceptance of...

August 31, 2018
January 2018, Taste of life


LESSONS FROM THE GARDEN ALANDA GREENE on the wealth and continuity of life in the process of composting, and the power of death, transformation and rebirth. Today I feel wealthy....

January 02, 2018
Nature, Volume 2-Issue 8

Stone by stone

LESSONS FROM THE GARDEN ALANDA GREENE discovers the art of slow and steady, regularity and perseverance. It’s digging time. The spring has been cold and wet, the soil is heavy...

August 01, 2017
Nature, Volume 2-Issue 4

Winter garden

ALANDA GREENE lives in British Columbia in Canada, where the winters bring darkness and a quilt of snow over the garden. It’s a time of inward rejuvenation and recharging. How...

March 31, 2017
Nature, Volume 2-Issue 3

Snakes & strawberries

LESSONS FROM THE GARDEN ALANDA GREENE experiences the effect a change makes to the dynamics in her garden, and considers how much more aware we need to be of the...

March 01, 2017
Nature, Volume 2-Issue 1

Garden gloves

LESSONS FROM THE GARDEN ALANDA GREENE explores the idea of openness and protectiveness against stimuli by a comparison with wearing garden gloves while working in her beloved garden in British Columbia. My...

December 28, 2016
Issue 7, Nature

Delayed Gratification

ALANDA GREENE uses her experience of planting seeds to discuss the idea of not expecting anything from the work we do. LESSONS FROM THE GARDEN In my Educational Psychology class,...

April 30, 2016
Delight In Giving: Calendula
Issue 6, Nature

Delight In Giving: Calendula

Nature is giving. ALANDA GREENE shares with us the giving nature of one plant in particular that has been used as a medicine, cosmetic and tea for thousands of years...

March 29, 2016
Issue 5, Nature


ALANDA GREENE shares her gratitude at the bounty Nature gives at harvest time in her garden, and asks what are we all doing to work with Nature to provide the...

February 15, 2016