Environmental and Urban Studies Program, Center for Civic Engagement, Bard Office of Sustainability, Bard Center for Environmental Policy, and Lifetime Learning Institute Present
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wilding: The Return of Nature to Our Farm
the 2019 Richard Jefferies Prize for Nature Writing
and chosen by
Smithsonian as a top ten science book for 2018
The author will be signing books after the presentation.
Books will be available for purchase at this event courtesy of Oblong Books & Music
Wilding - returning nature to our farm charts the story of the pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex where the author lives with her husband Charlie Burrell. 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 landscapes, and points the way to a wilder, richer future—one that benefits farming, nature and us.
For more information, call 845-758-6822, e-mail email@example.com,
or visit https://cce.bard.edu.
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema
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