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Abandon the lawn mower and let nature take control

  • by JW

The Rewilding movement is growing:

Futures Forum: Rewilding Devon: the return of the lynx?

Futures Forum: On the River Otter: beavers and rewilding Devon … and “trying to repair the monstrous damage we have inflicted on nature in Britain”

– and is raising lots of questions:

Futures Forum: Rewilding Britain > ” a bio-engineered pastiche”, or > “a feat of natural renewal”?

Futures Forum: Wilderness vs farming: How can we produce enough food for both humans and life on the planet to survive?

Futures Forum: What does ‘rewilding’ mean for rural communities?


A centre of the experiment is at Knepp in Sussex:

Futures Forum: Rewilding: the return of nature to Knepp

Futures Forum: Rewilding: the return of nature to Knepp > “Wilding: The return of nature to a British farm”


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.

Verity’s Wild Garden


Yes, we can do it in our own back yard:

Futures Forum: Turn your lawn into a meadow

Futures Forum: Five ways to help butterflies and moths in your garden this year


And very soon things can look like this:

Lawn grass texture with wild grass and flowers grass № 27038