Re-imagining Lost Landscapes: PNN Trustee Keith Datchler reflects on Lodge Hill

Continuing our series of posts after our expedition to Lodge Hill in Kent, This piece comes from People Need Nature trustee Keith Datchler. Photo: Matt Shaw After our day at Lodge Hill, I surprised myself at how much I brooded over the day when I got home, to the extent of waking in the night […]

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What makes gardening healthy?

Is gardening good for your health? A new report “Gardens and Health” from health watchdog the King’s Fund, commissioned by the National Gardens Scheme, thinks that they are. The report explores what we know about the health benefits of gardens and gardening, before making some recommendations to improve the way gardens can help keep people […]

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Earth Day

I see it’s Earth Day – and it’s trending on twitter.   Should we celebrate Earth day, commemorate it, note it, or ignore it? What does it mean? Is it an opportunity to sell product, or ideas. Should we take an Earth day selfie and post it on Facebook?   When I was growing up […]

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Guest Blog: the getting of natural history by Mark Fisher

It’s a pleasure to have our first guest blog written by Dr. Mark Fisher, Honorary Research Fellow at the Wildland Research Institute, University of Leeds. Mark writes a fascinating blog at www.self-willed-land.org.uk. The post arises from a discussion between Miles and Mark, over a number of months and emails. The Getting of Natural History Though […]

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John Cleal’s Door

This door of an old chapel was made by the artist and poet John Cleal and represents his own family. He took up residence in Lower Fishguard in the 1960’s and ran a workshop and gallery and raised his children here. Cleal wrote this poem, which embodies something very important to People Need Nature: “We […]

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