Simons Foundation Presents: Isabella Tree and Rewilding an English Farm
Where: Simons Foundation
160 Fifth Ave., 2nd Floor
646-654-0066 Price: Free
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Progress has transformed natural wildernesses into artificial landscapes, swapping forests and meadows for farms and megamalls. Nearly 20 years ago, Isabella Tree and her husband Charlie Burrell set out to bring the wild back to their 3,500-acre farm in southeastern England. Over the years, a long-lost ecosystem reemerged, including the return of rare wildlife species such as turtle doves and nightingales.
Tree will recount the challenges and successes of this experiment, which she chronicles in her new book Wilding: Returning Nature to Our Farm. She hopes that their farm will serve as a blueprint for ecological restoration.
Isabella Tree is an award-winning author and travel writer. Her writing has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, The Sunday Times and Condé Nast Traveler. Her latest book, “Wilding,” was named one of the top 10 science books of 2018 by Smithsonian Magazine.
5:30 – 6:00 pm Doors open
6:00 – 7:00 pm Talk + Q&A
7:00 – 7:45 pm Refreshments
Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium 160 Fifth Avenue at 21st Street, 2nd floor
Registration is required for this free event.
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