The edge between the forest and field presents access to both ecosystems, edges create new niches, new opportunities and more resources for life. There are species who like the wooded forest and some who prefer the open grasslands; both can be found on the edge where these two meet. More edges mean more biodiversity which, in turn, creates greater productivity and stability.
These are concepts of permaculture; a design system that takes into account natural systems. These are things I remember Johnny, my husband, talking about when he was becoming permaculture certified last year. Two ecosystems coming together in one place intrigued me. It initially reminded me of being married; our two lives and ecosystems coming together, but as I thought about the idea more I realized it was a perfect analogy for life in general and all the things we do. Edges are where two things meet and things happen. Meeting someone new is an edge, collaborating with people is an edge, Johnny's knife carving against the wood is an edge. (I could go on forever)
This is how I landed on the name Forest and Field. I wanted to encompass that idea in my business; to dwell on the edge where productivity and stability are strongest; working with nature and not against it. To collaborate with my husband and other creatives to create edges with them.
And the most simple reason for my name choice...the aesthetic beauty of forests and fields.
So there you have it.
Bailey Patrice & Jonathan David