About Us

Welcome to the Peaceful Growing Collective

We are a collective, based in the Northern Rivers of NSW, Australia,  who supports the growth of community in many forms expressions and explorations with a focus of expanding together in harmony. We bring together passionate, skilled and unique people who are here to support and empower the current generations to co-create a brighter, compassionate and aware future.

 Our founder, Lex Richards has been devoted to co-creating a harmonious, powerful, support network of meaningful relationships. He continues to show up for the community in a grounded, fun and active way. His dedication to this organisation is an inspiration and continues to illuminate all those around him.

What is the Peaceful Growing Collective?

When asked this question we often go into the explanation of what we do. Like how we run Bush-schools, do nature mentoring, run gatherings/medicine work for adults and do regenerative/edible landscaping.

But really the most important thing is how we do it.

How we relate, create and support each other. How we care and remember what’s important.

We encourage healthy relating with self, each other and nature. Through that ethos we create a supportive environment for the community to come together in a balanced way. 

Our logo has a seed spiralling out in all directions and opens up into a Ginkgo (Heart) shaped leaf. This represents the infinite potential and growth that can happen from a tiny seed.

The Ginkgo Biloba is a very unique plant as it has stayed as a species for over 100 million years. It remembers it’s ancestral roots and has watched the patterns of life and death for countless generations. It is also incredible at sequestering carbon dioxide and can live high C02 environments.

Maybe they will live long into the future also handling the adversity and changes yet to come..

As will the future generations of human kind. Which we hope to inspire with the guidance and simplicity of nature. 


Welcome to the Peaceful Growing Collective!

We are a collective based in the beautiful Northern Rivers of NSW, Australia, dedicated to nurturing and expanding our community in a harmonious and empowering way. Our collective brings together passionate, skilled, and unique individuals who share a common vision of co-creating a brighter, compassionate, and conscious future.

Led by our founder, Lex Richards, we are committed to fostering meaningful relationships and building a powerful support network. Lex's dedication to this organisation is an inspiration, as he continues to show up for our community with grounded joy, and active participation.

So, what exactly is the Peaceful Growing Collective?

While we traverse various activities such as Bush-schools, nature mentoring, gatherings, and regenerative landscaping, what truly sets us apart is how we approach what we do.

Our emphasis lies in cultivating healthy relationships—with self, each other, and nature. Through this ethos, we create a nurturing and supportive environment where our community can come together in a balanced and harmonious way.

Our logo depicts a seed spiraling outwards, evolving into the shape of a Ginkgo leaf—a symbol of infinite potential and growth. The Ginkgo Biloba is a remarkable plant that has remained unchanged for over 100 million years. It holds deep ancestral wisdom, observing the cycles of life and death across countless generations. Additionally, it excels at sequestering carbon dioxide and thrives in challenging enviroments. 

Just like the resilient Ginkgo, we aim to inspire future generations of humankind. By connecting them to the wisdom and simplicity of nature, we hope to guide and empower them to navigate the challenges and changes that lie ahead.

Thank you for joining us on this journey of growth, connection, and harmony. Together, we can create a future that embraces the wisdom of nature and the power of community.

With gratitude,

The Peaceful Growing Collective

Explore our offerings to discover more about our transformative programs:

Nature Ninja (bush school)
Nature mentoring (one-on-one)
FTB (For the boys)
Nature in Human
Peaceful Landscaping