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Quentin grew up on a farm, close to the city, living with an abundance of fresh produce he recognised the beauty and economy of nature.

In the late 90′s he lived in Italy and had the privilege of working with high profile clients in luxurious settings. Quentin was drawn back to African soil in 2000 having learned fluent Italian and the romance of Italian art, architecture and style; he is inspired still by quality artistic workmanship, designed and built for a lifetime

It was only after his years of work and travel in Europe, that he was able to understand the importance of timeless design along with the role of diversity.

Quentin now encourages home owners to consider the role of biodiversity by planting nature corridors in their garden.

On the farm the vegetables went a long way in creating bonds between workers and neighbours. Quentin aspires to this culture of collaboration and encourages friends to do the same. Feed your family, neighbours and friends with home grown produce, and provide equally for the bird, animal and insect life supporting the greater eco-system.

In his garden, Quentin allows nature to unfold. Besides the food forest garden his property has naturally evolved from an alien infested space to a rich biodiverse landscape. The beauty of his garden is one of surprise, new indigenous plants, even ericas have taken root. A pair of owls find sanctuary on the land, there are two busy bee hives, and many bird species are abundant. The garden feels rich with oxygen and life. It is peaceful, each season provides new gifts: Berries, fruit, nuts, herbs, veg and lots of honey.

Quentin applies his knowledge of natural landscaping in his environment and will gladly assist you to do the same. Bee keeping, tilapia fish, mushroom growing, hot houses and how to purify river systems, this man is a hive of useful information. Pop a bottle of chianti and he will talk for hours.