A month-by-month journey through Ben’s woodland in the Sussex Weald, this a celebration of every aspect of sustainable woodland management; the cycles of nature, the seasonal tasks, wild food gathering, wine making, useful recipes, coppice crafts, round pole timber frame eco-building, nature conservation, species diversity, tree profiles and using horses for woodland work. There are also sections by 12 guest woodlanders. This is a profound book that is both practical and poetic. It lyrically describes a way of life that is both economically and ecologically viable and sets a new standard for managing our woods in a low impact, sustainable way. As such, it holds some of the fundamental keys to how we can achieve a lower carbon society.
|Short title||The Woodland Year|
|Long title||The Woodland Year|
- A wonderful account Review by Richard Barnett, New Forest Transition
(Posted on 01/11/2012)
- Extraordinary Review by Review by Clare Reddaway on www.greenprophet.com
- At once realistic, practical and alluringly tactile...an introductory trove full of inspiration, colour and wonder. Review by Henry Dowell, Permaculture Magazine
- The Woodland Year is...a celebration of every aspect of sustainable woodland management. Review by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, TV chef, author and campaigner - from the Foreword