This book by Isabella Tree and Charlie Burrell, owners and founders of the Knepp Rewilding Project in southern England, offers practical advice on rewilding spaces from national parks to gardens. Applying the theory of rewilding alongside learning from the trials, errors and successes of rewilding the Knepp estate, chapters include guidance on plants, water systems and animals, in particular herbivores, as well as advice on applying rewilding principles in smaller spaces such as gardens.
The enormity of climate change and biodiversity loss can leave us feeling overwhelmed. How can an individual ever make a difference?
Isabella Tree and Charlie Burrell know firsthand how spectacularly nature can bounce back if you give it the chance. And what comes is not just wildlife in super-abundance, but solutions to the other environmental crises we face.
The Book of Wilding is a handbook for how we can all help restore nature. It is ambitious, visionary and pragmatic. The book has grown out of Isabella and Charlie's mission to help rewild Britain, Europe and the rest of the world by sharing knowledge from their pioneering project at Knepp in Sussex. It is inspired by the requests they receive from people wanting to learn how to rewild everything from unprofitable farms, landed estates and rivers, to ponds, allotments, churchyards, urban parks, gardens, window boxes and public spaces.. The Book of Wilding has the answers.
Tree, I. and Burrell, C. (2023). The Book of Wilding: A Practical Guide to Rewilding, Big and Small. Bloomsbury, London, UK.