Wilding: The return of Nature to a British Farm


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Winner of the Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Book Shop Literary PrizeHighly Commended by the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize’A passionately personal, robustly argued and uplifting book . . .

One of the landmark ecological books of the decade.’ Sunday Times ‘Books of the Year’In Wilding, Isabella Tree tells the story of the ‘Knepp experiment’, a pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex, using free-roaming grazing animals to create new habitats for wildlife. Part gripping memoir, part fascinating account of the ecology of our countryside, Wilding is, above all, an inspiring story of hope. Forced to accept that intensive farming on the heavy clay of their land at Knepp was economically unsustainable, Isabella Tree and her husband Charlie Burrell made a spectacular leap of faith: they decided to step back and let nature take over.