SEVENGARDENS * RCE RUHR UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY, GERMANY
“When you learn that the colors and make-up you use are sourced from children that will eventually die from poisoned lungs, you’ll want to use natural colors. That’s rare and expensive? That’s what I thought. So, I turned to making my own, and it’s so easy, fun and lucrative, that now kids, schools and business holders all over the planet are doing, too.”
Peter’s passion as an artist made him research pure, proper colors free from child slavery, poisons and commercial interests. To overcome these awful conditions, he founded sevengardens to spread the idea and empower millions of people to remember ancestral knowledge that solves a whole range of problems and reignites a sense of wonder for nature.
“Everybody has competences. Just discover and wield yours, share with others and create a good world together. You have the resources that you need.”
What appears simple has become a smash hit at kindergartens and schools, with nature and crafts lovers, and a surprise enterprise for people in poverty in more than 50 of the world’s 200 countries. Several countries have added it to their educational textbooks!
Today, Peter gets phone calls from ministries asking to include it in vocational training, and that he fill out a funding application. “Stop right there,” he says, “money, complicated forms, not with me. I am busy. Everybody has competences. You have competences, too. So, you arrange the finance and integration in educational programs.” And so it happens.
It is spreading like a fungus, the pioneer plants that made Earth fertile. That’s a good thing. Which creative spores will you add to the global sevengardens network?
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