Ross Lamond is the youngest member of a well-known and respected dairy farming family of the New South Wales South Coast, Australia.
He schooled away from home, completing secondary studies at Sydney Grammar School, Sydney. Upon leaving school, Ross returned to the family farm and over a forty year period, gained extensive experience in dairying, beef cattle production, sugarcane, small crop cultivation and horticulture. An ever present interest in the garden naturalised into that of a nurseryman, landscape gardener and grower of in ground trees for landscape.
Concern about environmental issues such as tree decline, dry land salinity and habitat degradation led Ross into external studies in Environment at Mitchell College of Advanced Education at Bathurst, followed by post graduate studies in Urban and Regional planning at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.
A chance reading of a Feng Shui publication in 1998, introduced Ross to Feng Shui and its influence on our lives and surroundings. He applied some of its principles into the garden and developed his own interpretation of Feng Shui garnished through personal experience and observation. The interest has led Ross into a journey of self-discovery including that of nature, environmentalism and spirituality. It’s an ever growing interest.
Ross lives by himself, has four grown up children, and likes to travel and garden and write about his experiences and observations.
Where to find Ross Lamond online
The Old Man
The Old Man came about after a 70th birthday gathering at Cowra in 2001. My brothers were recalling growing up with our father, Ross Bernard Lamond, or as he became known, RB, RBL and The Old Man. The boys said to me, “You had better do something about getting some of them into a story before one of us passes away.’’ So, here they are.
Shoalhaven The Third Progression
A historic and compelling narrative of changes in land use and their influence upon the lives of residents of the Shoalhaven district of New South Wales. Ross Lamond identified those changes as Progressions, tagging them as Connection, Disconnection and Reconnection. A unique vision of change from this visionary writer.
Connections To The Earth
Are we disconnecting from the Earth? Ross Lamond thinks so and suggests we are ‘disconnecting’ through technology, mechanisation and drift to the cities. They are taking us down pathways into unknowns.
Spirit of a Place
A landscape architect from Brisbane, Australia decides to leave his wife and travels to faraway places in search of spiritual awakening; an old life ends and new life begins. Only to find spirits come to those when the mind is ready to receive them. He found more questions than answers, and his personal spiritual salvation lay in connectedness to nature within the land itself.
Me, Chi and Harmony
‘Me, Chi and Harmony’ is about the story of a farmer crossing over from a naive and ignorant use of land, to an awakening of eco-spirituality and becoming a Carer of the land. A story of transition.
Wondrous Little Character Called Chi
A book so quirky and refreshing; something for adults and children alike. It’s the journey of a ladybeetle and honeyeater through some gardens of East Lindfield in Sydney; different because the journey is accompanied by a little character called Me-Chi.
Sustainable Feng Shui Gardening
This is a gardening experience offering something different; a realisation that Feng Shui and Sustainability go side by side. They become a natural fit. Ross Lamond, in his easy going conversational style, has opened another can of earthworms in this thought provoking book!
66 Ways to Practice Sustainability
When I started to jot down headings for this book, I jotted down experiences working with the land over fifty years. Many of them connected to the garden. I’m a gardener, and so the list unwound as the experiences flowed onto the notepad. Adding them up, they came to 66. (It seemed a catchy heading, so here they are)
Gardening on the Curve
Ross Lamond entertains us with a new approach to gardening. He suggests “just build your garden along the curve; just follow the curve”. The garden becomes a home for auspicious Chi and great for harmonious co-existence with nature. It becomes a Feng Shui garden and augers well for sustainability. Gardens built on the curve are visually appealing, easy to maintain and economic to construct.
Harmonious Chi Gardening
Harmonious Chi Gardening represents a 'how to' guide for Feng Shui Gardening. The book represents a diverse and unique collection of ideas gleaned from seventeen years experience in applying Feng Shui techniques within the garden. A useful book to compliment Ross Lamond's publications about gardening.
Spirit of the Garden
Finding and connecting with spirits of a garden is something very special and so unique. Ross Lamond is an unusual and unique gardener, doing his thing and discovering spirits of a garden exist and have no bounds. This is about connectedness in its purist sense, the ultimate connection; somewhat holistic and spiritual.
Sustainability in the Garden
Sustainable practice is becoming central to modern day garden design. This book offers a unique prospective to do so. Using Feng Shui to describe a garden as something of Chi (Qi), Yin and Yang, energy, nature, and the personal relationship between the garden and its owner; a powerful introduction to the forthcoming publication, ‘Feng Shui Sustainable Gardening’.
Connectedness in the Garden
Connectedness in the Garden is one of five mini books produced by Ross Lamond to explore our connections to the earth through Feng Shui, nature, the environment and spirituality. The garden taken to a different level as something unique; a reward from the daily grind of urbanisation, stress and technology.
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