In conversation with Isabella Tree (Nov23)!!

The Electric Palace in Bridport was packed. The Bridport Literary Festival or Bridlit had managed to [...]

Why do scything & wilding go hand in hand (oct23)

Our scything day was joyous. Watching the scythers sweep through the grass was a [...]

Our Wilding Weekend Was Wonderful! (Jun23)

It was tremendously exciting to get such positive feedback from visitors to our Wilding [...]

COME TO OUR WILDING WEEKEND ON 17TH & 18TH OF JUNE 2023

During the weekend there will be guided tours, talks, exhibitors and stalls with information [...]

Dorset Life interviews me! (Jun23)

I loved being described as ‘probably the most effective person you’ve never heard of’! [...]

No Fence Farming in Romania (May23)

We cycled for over 100 miles and didn’t go through a gate.  The Transylvanian [...]

Sheep are like locusts (Apr23)

A flock of sheep will eat pretty well everything in their path – wildflowers, [...]

Our Wilding Weekend in June 2023 (Mar Update)

On 17th and 18th June 2023, my husband Jamie Macdonald and I will be [...]

Come and Listen to me talk about wilding – on 29th March 2023

I’m going to be speaking about Wilding at Slader’s Yard, West Bay (near Bridport) [...]

INSPIRATIONAL HOTELS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb23)

We weren’t far from Singapore, but it was another world.  Two tropical Indonesian islands [...]

Wild about Wilding (Jan23)

We organised the very first Wilding Weekend in June 2022, at our home in [...]

Second Wilding Weekend in June 2023 (Jan23)

Come to our next Wilding Weekend on 17th and 18th June 2023. We’ll be [...]

My Mother was the first person in the UK to be buried in a mycelium coffin (Nov22)

When I tell people about my mother’s coffin, the most common response is ‘what’s [...]

Swimming in sewage (Aug22)

I was very surprised to be told by the Environment Agency that no-one should [...]

Welcome to our Wilding Weekend (Jun22)

Find out more about what’s happening at our Wilding Weekend. How it started, who [...]

Menus for the Wilding Weekend (Jun22)

Refreshments and cakes all day – we’re serving homemade iced nettle tea, elderflower cordial, [...]

Wild about Knepp (May22)

My trip to Knepp was a revelation.  For those who do not know this [...]

Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea (Apr22)

It felt magical. We walked through the thick tangled forest and yet only meters [...]

Pura Vida Costa Rica (Apr22)

Having successfully navigated a rapid as we rafted away from Pacuare Lodge in Central [...]

Woohoo – A barn owl has nested in our box! (Feb22)

I can’t believe it. We put up the barn owl box in an old [...]

Help! An Insect Apocalypse is happening right now… (Dec21)

The frightening thing is that we may not be aware of how devastating the [...]

Insects are on the menu and they’re better for the planet (Nov21)

Let’s start with pet food.  If you want to feed your dog insects – [...]

My Manifesto for COP26 and beyond(Oct21)

I’m delighted that Cop26 is getting a lot of attention.  I think it’s great [...]

Rewild schools before it’s too late (Jul21)

Rewild the world before it’s too late!  I’m supporting Operation Future Hope in their [...]

Frogs, toads and newts (Jun21)

I’ve just sent my first recording of toads and newts to the Amphibian & [...]

My Green Life (May21)

When I was a baby my brother painted me green.. Perhaps a sign of [...]

Why is our MP not supporting the Dorset National Park? (May21)

Why hasn’t Chris Loder, Dorset MP, talked to the Dorset National Park supporters? Chris [...]

Peat in compost is environmental vandalism (Mar21)

That’s what Monty Don says and I agree. But it’s incredibly common. UK gardeners [...]

I’ve learnt to love moles (Feb21)

My mother was very keen on mole traps, following a tradition that apparently started [...]

Farmers Must STOP Killing Earth (Dec20)

Why are most rivers brown or red? A soupy earthy colour.  It’s because they [...]

BEING FRIENDLY TO BARN OWLS (Dec20)

I’m learning about owls.  My interest has been propelled by the regular nightly call [...]

TV Clips tropical hardwoods and destruction of the rainforests – Julia Hailes 1989/90.

If there was ever a moment when I decided to dedicate my life to [...]

Scorched earth in Sicily (Oct20)

What a beautiful time of year to come to this island perched on Italy’s [...]

Wilding week 2 (Jul20)

The diggers are in their element The water meadow is now looking pretty earthy [...]

Wilding has started… (Jul20)

Yesterday, the diggers and dumpers arrived, along with the wonderful Andrew George and his [...]

ANIMALS TURN HUMAN…(May20)

A role reversal. Imagine humans behaved like animals and vice versa. What would we [...]

Going wild in Dorset (Sep19)

I’m tremendously excited about our new landscaping project… The central idea is wilding and [...]

Butterflies love this meadow

A wonderful place near me. It’s full of wild flowers. Butterflies and bees love [...]

Watching ‘Blue’ made people angry (Dec18)

It was difficult to decide which part of the film made me more angry.  [...]

Blue Planet effect is reducing litter?

A man in the audience for one of my speeches on plastic came up [...]

Haller in the Horn of Africa (Jul11)

I got a very encouraging email this week.   It was from Louise Piper, director [...]

National Trust – Forever for Everyone Sustainable Business Workshop (Jul11)

What a brilliant slogan – Forever For Everyone.   I was one of two outside speakers [...]

Interface Carpets – Tomorrow’s Natural Business (Jul11)

Ray Anderson, CEO of Interface Carpets radically changed his approach to business in 1994, after reading The [...]

Down in the woods (Apr10)

Children at Mallinsons Woodland Workshop Shower made from living willow     Guy Mallinson [...]

The Environmental Investigation Agency – Fighting Eco-Crime (Mar10)

I’ve been made a lifetime member of the Environmental Investigation Agency or EIA for [...]