Wilding The Landscape - Ways to build a productive & biodiverse countryside

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Broughton Water Buffalo

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Isabella Tree, the acclaimed author of ‘Wilding’, joins us for an illustrated talk on re-wilding. Followed by a panel discussion chaired by BBC Radio 4's John Humphrys.

Saturday 10th August 2019

3.45pm – evening

Venue: Manor Farm, home of Broughton Water Buffalo

Broughton, Nr Stockbridge, Hants SO20 8AN

Ample Parking on site




Event Programme:

3.45pm - Arrival.


4pm - Attendees convene for Farm Walks-&-Talks. Dagan James, Craig Livingstone, Alison Cross, Tid Tidy and Frank Tidy will lead groups on various locations on the farm, to look at and discuss aspects of land management, soil health, caring for waterways and climate science, based on working-life experience on Manor Farm.


5.30 – 6.45 - Complimentary Buffalo BBQ & glass of wine. (Veggie option available). Additional bar.


7pm - Illustrated talk by Isabella Tree

Welcome by Julia Brigdale


7.30 - Panel discussion chaired by John Humphrys

Followed by audience Q & A's


Bar open until 9pm


Isabella Tree's book 'Wilding' will be available to purchase at the event from The Bookmark pop-up bookshop.


Please be aware that suitable footwear/clothing are recommended, as some elements of the event will require walking on rough farmland.



The Discussion:

We find ourselves in a state of Global Climate Breakdown, with the natural world under threat, from melting ice caps to the mass extinction of pollinating bees and insects, from global warming to rising sea levels. But still with millions of human mouths to feed, how can we reconcile the sometimes polar needs and demands of agriculture on the one hand, with the sustainable ecological solutions posed on the other? Can they indeed come together and work in unison to create a stable world for our future? How can agricultural conventions adapt to the emerging realisation that intensive farming is unsustainable? And is re-wilding the answer - a workable solution to counteract the decades of chemical over-use, mono-cultural farming and de-forestation?

Isabella Tree will open the discussion with an illustrated talk of the re-wilding project undertaken by her and her husband Charlie Burrell, at their home on the Knepp Estate in West Sussex. Now held as a leading light for conservation in the UK, this bold move to allow nature to re-take the reins has been hugely successful in reversing the cataclysmic decline in certain species once common in the British landscape. It is a hopeful story of the restoration of the land and its wildlife.

Joining Isabella on the stage will be two local farmers, Dagan James who farms water buffalo on ever-increasing ‘wilding’ principals, and Craig Livingstone who manages a neighbouring mixed farm. Also with them will be Alison Cross, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Principal Farm Advisor.

Chairing the panel and bringing to the discussion his own experience as an organic farmer, is BBC Radio 4’s John Humphrys.





Ticket price for the event includes farm walks, Buffalo BBQ, glass of wine/soft drink: £25

* Students can apply for a discounted ticket via the email address below. Limited numbers will be available.


Inquiries and student tickets: mail@julia-brigdale.co.uk

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