Wild landscapes are messy places, with overgrown and unmown patches of lawn and meadows, unstructured planting and a variety of leaf litter and dead branches, essentially everything human hands try to manage, control and tame into a sense of order and aesthetic appeal.
This idea of “messy chaos” runs so counter to our idea of what a landscape should look like, but here at Embercombe, our Rewilding Lead Laura Fairs explains her approach in letting nature does what it does best, we are following nature’s lead and letting go of the need to control what our land looks like and to keep it ‘neat and tidy’. Rewilding offers an exciting, natural and positive way to restore balance to ecosystems, however large of small, and anyone can rewild a plot of land, no matter how small your garden or outdoor space is. It will not only attract more wildlife and improve the amount of carbon stored in your soil, it will also help you connect with nature in a less structured way, admiring nature for nature’s sake.
Want to join one of our upcoming Rewilding Camps?
Join us to learn how ecosystems work, and how to help them heal. Embercombe and Ecosystem Restoration Camps are passionate about rewilding the land and rewilding people. Together we are offering a series of camps for people to come and get involved and learn about how to rewild your plot of land and your life, bringing ‘nature power’ to the people. Learn more on: https://embercombe.org/rewilding-camps/