I founded The Climate Factory in 2019 after Australia sweltered through its hottest summer on record. I’m a Landscape Architect and I empower people to create climate-ready outdoor havens that keep them cool and sane in heatwaves.
I’ve dabbled in sustainable garden design, urban wetland construction, community revegetation, tiny house design and taught landscape architecture students at the University of Canberra.
I believe that well-designed landscapes, using climate-ready plants are vital if we are to thrive in urban centres in the future. In order to cool urban landscapes, we need to do three things:
- Rehydrate our landscapes
- Build fab soils, and
- Plant densely with climate-ready plants.
I’m lucky enough to live in a compact and sustainable solar passive house surrounded by lush gardens in Moruya, NSW.
Interview with Irene Lemon from Millhouse Ventures