Virtual Talk: The Book of Wilding—a Practical Guide to Rewilding Big and Small

Virtual Talk: The Book of Wilding—a Practical Guide to Rewilding Big and Small

Thu, Jan 25, 2024
2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Join Isabella Tree for the online version of her Fall 2023 National Speaking Tour lecture about her newest publication, The Book of Wilding, a handbook for how we can all help restore nature. It is ambitious, visionary, and pragmatic. The book has grown out of Isabella’s mission to help rewild Britain, Europe, and the rest of the world by sharing knowledge from her pioneering project in Sussex, England.

Rewilding is a spectrum. Whether we have a garden, a pond, or a window box, there is no space too small. It is learning how to contribute to a living landscape, the life-support system that will save our planet from calamity and deliver us a prosperous and sustainable future. Deeply researched and beautifully illustrated, Isabella’s lecture explains how every one of us can play a part in rewilding our world. It is both a practical guide and a call to action. Above all, it is a manifesto of hope.

If you would like to purchase a copy of The Book of Wilding, you can do so here.

Thursday, January 25, 2024
2:00 p.m. Eastern

Live on Zoom

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A recording of this webinar will be sent to all registrants a few days after the event. We encourage you to register, even if you cannot attend the live webinar. 

Members of the Frank & Anne Cabot Society for planned giving have complimentary access to Garden Conservancy webinars. All Cabot Society members will automatically be sent the link to participate on the morning of the webinar. For more information about the Cabot Society, please contact Bridget Connors at or 845.424.6500, ext. 228.

About the Speaker: 
Isabella Tree is an award-winning journalist and author of five books. Her first best-selling book, Wilding tells the story of the daring wildlife experiment she began in 2000: rewilding her and her husband Sir Charlie Burrell’s 3,500 acres of unprofitable farmland at Knepp Estate in West Sussex, UK. In less than twenty years their degraded land has become a functioning ecosystem again, wildlife has rocketed, and numerous endangered species have made Knepp their home. What has happened at Knepp challenges conventional ideas about nature, wildlife, and how we manage and envisage our land. It reveals the potential for the landscapes of the future. Isabella also writes for The Guardian, National Geographic Magazine, and Granta.