Meet the Land Healer - In Conversation with author Jake Fiennes @FarmED
25 Jul, 18:00 – 20:00
We are thrilled to be welcoming Jake Fiennes to FarmED for the launch of 'Land Healer - How Farming Can Save Britain’s Countryside' in conjunction with Jaffé & Neale Bookshop & Cafe.
Jake Fiennes is on a mission to change the face of the English countryside. As Conservation Manager at Holkham in Norfolk, one of the country's largest historic country estates, his radical habitat restoration and agricultural work has nurtured its species and risen its crop yields - bringing back wetlands, hedgerows, birds and butterflies over 25,000 acres of land.
From a thirty-year career in conservation, game-keeping and land management, his advice and expertise is being sought by an increasing number of key players in the conservationist and agricultural fields – including the Ministry of Agriculture, the NFU, the Prince of Wales, the National Trust, the RSPB and Natural England, among others.
Previously, he worked at the Raveningham Estate, implementing high quality, high yielding crops sitting alongside high value nature.
'Jake Fiennes is changing the face of farming in Britain... a revolutionising force.' Isabella Tree
About the evening:
Doors open at 6.00pm for a 6.15pm start as Jake discusses his debut book with FarmED Founder, Ian Wilkinson. The discussions surrounding how farming methods can have a positive impact on our countryside, will conclude with an audience Q&A and a book signing. Ticket price includes a copy of the book (RRP £20), and additional copies will be available to purchase on the evening. Light refreshments included in ticket price.
About the book:
Land Healer is the story of Fiennes's ambition to bring back our flora and fauna - by reclaiming our traditions and trialing new experiments which could restore our symbiosis with our land, and save our shared future. A unique combination of nature writing and environmental manifesto, of passion and policy, it’s a rally cry for rethinking our relationship with the natural world before it's too late.
'With mud on his boots and hope in his heart, Fiennes tells a powerful and uplifting story of food, farming and living with nature.' Matthew Parris
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Date Posted: 14th July 2022