We Are Nature
The Natural Arts Association began as a community of creatives and a forum, founded in 2008 by Sharlene Squire. The purpose was to engage and support sustainable communities and protect our right to unobserved nature. In 2020 we became Natural Arts creating three-day residentials with support from Alex Pimor, France and Kate Thorne Portugal, the associations journey with 100 associates was an adventure and visiting various green spaces and communities in countries such as Berlin, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, France, Thailand, and Switzerland. Along the way, they discovered many friends and provided support through silent retreats, Sound Medicine, workshop facilitation, Phat Sunday and practical help by collecting volunteers and helping to restore and renovate buildings.
The ethos of the Natural Arts Association is "We Are Nature," celebrating the beauty and wisdom of nature while recognizing the creative potential that exists within each of us. We continue to develop a deeper connection with nature by sharing knowledge, experiences, or resources and strive to create a harmonious relationship between humanity and the natural world. The team embodies the wisdom of the earth with over 25 years of experience in community integration, fair-trade practices and inclusivity.
In addition, We support and create sustainable building materials such as cob and hempcrete.
Sustainability is the practice of meeting present needs without compromising future generations' ability to meet their own needs, considering the social, economic, and environmental impacts of our actions.
The principles of harmony emphasize the interconnectedness of all things and the importance of balance and respect for nature, recognizing that humans are a part of the natural world and our well-being is directly linked to the environment's health.
We have grown, co-creating with communities that promote sustainable living and harmony with nature. Retreats, Classes, Workshops, Events and consultancy to help deepen your connection with nature. The team welcomes all with inclusivity, equity, and co-creation, cultivating a space of love and acceptance where all can share their journey and receive support to grow and thrive. We are Nature in nature, as nature. A movement towards a more equitable, resilient, and sustainable future for us all.