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Wilding – Isabella Tree – Slow Food East Cork
28 February 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm€6.00 – €8.00
Award-winning travel writer and author, Isabella Tree, married to the conservationist Sir Charles Burrell.
Her latest book ‘Wilding’ tells the amazing story of their daring wildlife experiment: the rewilding of Knepp Estate in West Sussex. Forced to accept that intensive farming on the heavy Sussex clay was economically ruinous, they decided to step back and let nature take over.
By introducing free-roaming herbivores — proxies of the large animals that once roamed Britain — the Burrells’ degraded agricultural land has become a functioning ecosystem again. In less than twenty years wildlife has rocketed and numerous endangered species have made Knepp their home.
The Knepp experience challenges conventional ideas about our past and present landscape and points the way to a wilder, richer future, a countryside that benefits farming, nature and us.
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Slow Food Members €6.00
Non Members €8.00
Proceeds to East Cork Slow Food Educational Project