Here are the details for my forthcoming talk – the first one I will be giving for People Need Nature. Please come along if you’re in the area.
How should we value nature?
Conservationist Miles King will be asking ‘How should we value nature?’ on Wednesday 23 September at Knoll Gardens.
Miles has worked in nature conservation for 29 years, leading conservation work for Plantlife, The Grasslands Trust and Buglife, as well as working for Wildlife Trusts, English Nature, Dorset AONB and Natural England. He has recently set up a new charity, ‘People Need Nature’ to promote the importance of nature for its spiritual and inspirational value as well as a source of mental and physical wellbeing.
His talk at Knoll Gardens in Wimborne will be the first opportunity to hear him speak in his new role on a subject about which he is clearly passionate.
“We depend on nature for the essentials of life like clean air and water, food and timber, so there is no doubt that the natural world has a huge economic value”, said Miles. “It is obvious that people need nature, but I believe that it has a more intrinsic value that should prevent it becoming just another commodity: as an important source of spiritual wellbeing.”
‘How should we value nature?’ takes place at 3pm on Wednesday 23 September in the outdoor classroom at Knoll Gardens. It costs £5 and all proceeds will be divided between the Knoll Gardens Foundation and People Need Nature. To book go to www.knollgardens.co.uk or call the nursery on 01202 873931.
For more information on the Knoll Gardens Foundation go to www.knollgardensfoundation.org.