The Rewilding movement is growing:
– and is raising lots of questions:
A centre of the experiment is at Knepp in Sussex:
This evening’s Costing the Earth goes wild:
Verity’s Wild Garden
Verity Sharp wants to turn her small garden into a haven for wildlife. She’s inspired by the Rewilding movement, but her neighbours aren’t too keen on wolves in Wiltshire.
Inspired by the work being done at Knepp Castle Estate in West Sussex, Verity loves the idea of abandoning the lawn mower and letting nature take control. But will her abandoned garden turn into a natural paradise or an embarrassing mess that lowers the tone of the neighbourhood?
Verity calls on the author of ‘Wilding’, Isabella Tree and rewilding pioneer, Germaine Greer for sage advice.
Yes, we can do it in our own back yard:
And very soon things can look like this: