Learn how to de-stress, relax and connect with the wildness you can find on your doorstep even in urban and suburban settings
Increasing workload, nervous tension, trouble sleeping? Wondering whether there is more to life? You're not having a mid-life crisis. Like so many others, you are feeling the call of the wild.
Today's urban living makes it easy for us to feel divorced from nature. This practical book is filled with 52 varied and inspiring activities illustrated with beautiful colour photographs that will get you out and about whatever the weather. Featuring a combination of creative, culinary, herbal and mindful projects, all with nature at their heart, you'll be surprised how much wildness you can find on your doorstep when you know where to look.
Organised by month, Urban Wild's simple, seasonal, step-by-step activities open the door to nature in urban and suburban landscapes to help you increase your potential for health and wellbeing and take your first steps on a journey of discovery towards a lifelong connection with the natural world.
Helen Rook has worked to bring art and nature to people of all ages and abilities for more than twenty years providing varied opportunities from natural education and forest therapy to urban herbalism and home spas. She developed and runs an inner-city outdoor classroom in one of the most deprived areas of the UK. Helen is studying for a Masters in Positive Psychology, and she uses her knowledge to create natural experiences to support people learning to cope with stress and trauma.
"Organised by month, this book's simple, seasonal activities open the door to nature in urban and suburban landscapes to help you learn how to de-stress and reconnect with the natural world on your doorstep."
– Easy Gardens
"Filled with 52 varied and inspiring activities illustrated with beautiful colour photographs, to get you out and about whatever the weather. [...] With nature at their heart, [step-by-step activities] provide a combination of creative, culinary, herbal and mindful seasonal projects."
– Garden News
"includes a wide range of activities to help you connect with the wildness close to home."
– Countryside Magazine, Book of the Month