The Woodland Year

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Permanent Publications, Apr 2, 2009 - House & Home - 173 pages
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Packed with stunning color photographs, The Woodland Year is an intimate month-by-month journey through Ben Law's yearly cycle of work, his naturally attuned lifestyle, and his deep understanding of his woods. The Woodland Year provides a fascinating insight into every aspect of sustainable woodland management, including the cycles of nature, seasonal tasks, wild food gathering, wine making, mouthwatering and useful recipes, coppice crafts, round-pole timber-frame eco-building (pioneered by Ben), nature conservation, species diversity, tree profiles, and the use of horses for woodland work.

This is a profound book that is both practical and poetic. It describes a way of life that is economically and ecologically viable and sets a new standard for managing our woods in a low-impact, sustainable way. As such, it holds some of the fundamental keys to how we can achieve a lower-carbon society.

 

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Contents

Foreword
7
NOVEMBER
14
JANUARY
40
FEBRUARY
52
APRIL
76
JULY
110
AUGUST
124
SEPTEMBER
134
OCTOBER
146
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About the author (2009)

Ben Law trains apprentices and runs courses on sustainable woodland management, roundwood timber framing, coppice crafts, and permaculture design. He was a founding member of the Forest Stewardship Council. He also has worked for Oxfam as a permaculture consultant. He is the author of The Woodland Way: A Permaculture Approach to Sustainable Woodland Management and The Woodland House . He lives in West Sussex, UK. Law's woodland house has been featured on The World's Greenest Homes , a series of the Discovery Channel's Planet Green. nbsp;Ben's latest book is Roundwood Timber Framing , a full colour guide to his building techniques. His website is www.ben-law.co.uk .

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