The Woodland Way

Ben Law

Permanent Publications  

Written from the heart by an innovative woodsman who is deeply committed to sustainability and captivated the nation by building his woodland house on Channel 4’s Grand Designs programme, this radical book presents an immensely practical alternative to conventional woodland management.

Written by Ben Law, the woodsman who captivated the nation by building his woodland house on Channel 4’s Grand Designs programme, The Woodland Way is a book for everyone who loves trees and woodlands. This completely revised and updated edition of the 2001 classic is written from the heart by an innovative woodsman who is deeply committed to sustainability. This radical book presents an immensely practical alternative to conventional woodland management.

Through his personal experience, Ben Law clearly demonstrates how you can create biodiverse, healthy environments, yield a great variety of value added products, provide secure livelihoods for woodland workers and farmers, and benefit the local community. He argues the case for a new approach to planning, encouraging the creation of permaculture woodlands for the benefit of people, the local environment and the global climate.

The Woodland Way contains: Woodlands from wildwood in the 21st century; The 21st century & the return of the forest dweller; Woodland assessment & management planning; Establishing new woodlands; Management of woodlands; From tree to finished product; Food from the woods; Woodland management and the law; and The future of woodlands.

"Ben is a true pioneer and is, by example, quite simply creating a woodland renaissance in Britain." Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Subjects: Environment, Permaculture

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Written from the heart by an innovative woodsman who is deeply committed to sustainability and captivated the nation by building his woodland house on Channel 4’s Grand Designs programme, this radical book presents an immensely practical alternative to conventional woodland management.

Written by Ben Law, the woodsman who captivated the nation by building his woodland house on Channel 4’s Grand Designs programme, The Woodland Way is a book for everyone who loves trees and woodlands. This completely revised and updated edition of the 2001 classic is written from the heart by an innovative woodsman who is deeply committed to sustainability. This radical book presents an immensely practical alternative to conventional woodland management.

Through his personal experience, Ben Law clearly demonstrates how you can create biodiverse, healthy environments, yield a great variety of value added products, provide secure livelihoods for woodland workers and farmers, and benefit the local community. He argues the case for a new approach to planning, encouraging the creation of permaculture woodlands for the benefit of people, the local environment and the global climate.

The Woodland Way contains: Woodlands from wildwood in the 21st century; The 21st century & the return of the forest dweller; Woodland assessment & management planning; Establishing new woodlands; Management of woodlands; From tree to finished product; Food from the woods; Woodland management and the law; and The future of woodlands.

"Ben is a true pioneer and is, by example, quite simply creating a woodland renaissance in Britain." Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

  • Author: Ben Law
  • Publisher: Permanent Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781856231275

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