Stackwood Fremantle

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Stackwood Fremantle

It’s time we go back to the days of micro communities working and coming together to live, feel and think better. Because it’s such an essential part of being human, we are noticing younger folk going back to the basics and rethinking slow and mindful living. Stories of new wave of farmers, books about preserving and urban gardening are giving me hope. Last week, I got to meet Sarah of Stackwood and we chatted about the importance of observing how we live and the benefits of creating opportunities to learn about holistic practices. Mindful living is growing into a real movement, one that I hope will be here to stay.

These are a handful photographs (film and digital) I took during my visit to Stackwood, which is a new concept store and a creative venue inside a former diesel workshop in Fremantle. Front of the house is stocked with leafy greens and gardening bits and pieces. It’s presented in such a beautiful and simple way that it makes you want to walk away with a handful of indoor plants and start gardening immediately.  Sarah shared a bit about her views and what motivated her to start something new. The interesting bit about people starting a new venture is that the new journey not only benefits them, but all those around them. Stackwood is a place for local creatives and is quickly becoming a community hub offering workshops and local gatherings. We often wish for change to happen, that someone would come along and transform the oldest house in the neighborhood. I wonder who might those people be, what is it about them that allows them to take a risk and do it.  They deserve much success regardless of their motives because in the end they help transform our communities.