Our Vision

To create a series of Holy Gardens on the island of Patmos that bear witness to the way we relate our lives, livelihoods and relationships to the earth.

Our driving passion is the need to create a deeper understanding and practice of sustainable living, in order to address one of the biggest concerns facing humans, and our planet, today – the depletion, through human action, of the precious resources of the earth.

As places of inspiration and learning, our gardens will open minds to an understanding that there is a way to live richer lives in a world where nature is understood, respected and nurtured with imagination and sensitivity.

GOVERNANCE

- Programme Advisor -

Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia

Brother of the Monastery of St John the Theologian, Patmos


Advisor, Patmos & Oxford, UK

- Trustees -

- Legal -

Mr Manos Gavaises

(Greek Law), Patmos, Greece


Mr Robert Meakin

(UK Law and Charity specialist), Cambridge, UK


- Specialists -

Dedicated Prayer Vigil

Hieromonk Dr David Gill


Parish of SS Aidan and Chad, Nottingham; Community of St Gregory the Theologian, Leeds; Community of St Andrew, Alnwick, Northumberland

Arid Land, Agriculture, Water Management, Rural Education, Sustainable Livelihoods

Dr Ian Robinson


AA International, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

Sustainability and Sustainable Communities

Dr Steven Marriott


Sustainable Development, Bristol, UK

Landscape, Horticulture, Organic Methods

Mrs Jennifer Gay BA
Mr Piers Goldson


Mrs Jennifer Gay BA: Landscape architect, Mediterranean Landscapes Nea Makri, Greece
Mr Piers Goldson: Horticultural Expert, Mediterranean Landscapes Nea Makri, Greece

- Project Development -

Mrs Susanna Michellis tou Christodoulos

Charis Island Representative, Horticulturalist, Patmos, Greece


Mrs Marianna
Skempe

Skyrian Horses, Patmos, Greece


Mrs Annie Freeman
MTh PGCE

Project Learning Coordinator, Cambridge, UK


Mr George Michailidis

Architect DESA, Patmos, Greece



Mr Christodoulos Michellis

Land and Facilities Maintenance, Patmos, Greece


Mr Spyros Papanastasiou

Architect, Patmos, Greece


Mr Jiannis Paschalides

Photo Archivist, Patmos, Greece


Mr Ioannis Michellis

Pruning and Tree Specialist, Patmos, Greece



Mr Dimitri Koustouras

Tree Grafting, Patmos, Greece


Mr Leftheris Michellis tou Christodoulos

Translator & Interpreter, Patmos, Greece & UK


Miss Peristera Gkaragkouni

Translator, Patmos, Greece


Miss Catherine Triantafillopoulou

Translator & Interpreter, Patmos & Athens, Greece




With thanks to all those others who live and work alongside us in realising the project in a myriad of different ways

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