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The TTW book club ‘Bookworms’ started meeting in September 2022. The group meets every couple of months. It is a lovely mix of the social, (there’s usually wine, tea and cake), and literary, with a bit of education thrown in. The books and themes chosen for discussion tend to focus on ecological subjects, but there has been a significant variety of styles and genres. ‘Rebirding’ by Benedict MacDonald, for example, is an inspiring book that doesn’t just lament the decline of British wildlife, but offers a vision of how things could be, with plans for how working with nature would actually make sense for the economy. Another of our choices, ’H is for Hawk’, is a personal memoir by Helen Macdonald, about her recovery from the grief of losing her father by immersing herself in training a goshawk. An unusual theme but a gripping read.

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In addition to the books mentioned above, we have reviewed ‘Entangled Life’ by Merlin Sheldrake, ‘Regenesis’ by George Monbiot, ‘Rebugging the Planet’ by Vicki Hird and ‘What a Plant Knows’ by Daniel Chamovitz. Other books of interest include ‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ by Robin Wall Kimmerer who is both a scientist and a member of the Citizen Potawatoni Nation. She speaks of her hopes for an ‘integrated science’, where an objective scientific approach can be informed and enriched by indigenous wisdom and a more intuitive and spiritual way of relating to all of the natural world. In reading Braiding Sweetgrass one is taken on a journey that is mythic and sacred as well as providing a guide to the value of attentiveness to what is around us. Another is called ‘Wanderland’ by Jini Reddy, which is about a young woman’s search for ‘the magical in the landscape’. So the theme of that meeting was about the spirituality that many of us find in nature and the way that this can deepen the scientific approach that has dominated most of our education in western culture.

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The aim of our meetings is to provide a pleasant social atmosphere in which to talk about some of the more fascinating and deeper themes that underpin TTW’s work for nature. In Merlin Sheldrake’s ‘Entangled Life’, for example, he describes the way that all of the natural world, including humans, rely in some way on fungi for our existence, and we learn that, amazingly, fungi can solve problems and manipulate animal behaviour. One can easily end up wondering if it’s fungi that’s actually in charge of the world. You don’t need to have read the books, just come along and enjoy the discussion and pleasure of sharing ideas.

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Podcasts & audiobooks

If you are doing a manual task that doesn’t require too much brain power.. driving perhaps? Weeding the garden? Painting the walls et cetera, then why not tune into one of these podcasts? There is a plethora of interesting of information… Regenerative farming, nature, mycelium, global warming, invasive species, processed foods, dreaming of beautiful interconnected wildlife friendly futures but to name a few topics…

Please note: This section is still under construction, it probably won’t work on all devices. We would love your feedback or recommendations for new pods!

Rare Earth
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Tom Heap and Helen Czerski tackle a major story about our environment, work out how we got here and meet the brave, clever people with fresh ideas to help us – and nature – thrive. Temperatures rising while wildlife declines – but this won’t be a weekly dose of doom-laden predictions and tortured hand-wringing. Rare Earth is here to celebrate the wonder of nature and meet the people determined to keep it wonderful.

Books audio Rob Hopkins
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If there was ever a time for fresh thinking, for being bold, for being visionary and imaginative – for reimagining everything – this is it. Each episode, writer and Transition Movement founder, Rob Hopkins, invites cutting edge thinkers to visualise a new future. Join us as we ask What If…

Farmerara
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Farmerama Radio is an award-winning podcast sharing the voices behind regenerative farming. We are committed to positive ecological futures for the earth and its people, and we believe that farmers of the world will determine this. Each month, we share the experiences of grass roots farmers instigating radical change for the future of our food, our health, and the planet.

Fed
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Fed with Chris van Tulleken is a new food podcast, investigating the entangled web of forces that shape what ends up on our plates. In the first series, Planet Chicken, Chris digs into the story of one of the most widely eaten meats on earth – to try to get to the truth of why we eat so much of it, and what that means for the birds, for us, and for the planet. He’s across the dangers of ultra-processed foods: those nutritionally empty snacks that fill our supermarket shelves and entrance our kids. And at the same time, he’s confident he knows what we should be eating: good, old fashioned whole food – recognisable ingredients, no mysterious additives, no harmful rubbish.

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