Landscape Learn was hosted by Knepp Castle Park, one of the largest rewilding projects in lowland Europe, where some fields came out of arable 20 years ago, others were abandoned after the 2006 harvest, to investigate soils and stewardship.
Landscape Learn set the scene asking: what is the impact to society of soil degradation? We focused on soil characteristics, stewardship, rural land management and the art and science of soil restoration.
Estate ecologist Penny Green, introduced alternative stewardship on a grand scale, with Ted Green founder of the Ancient Tree Forum who has been involved with Knepp since its inception. Expert soil scientist Tim O’Hare joined us to discuss the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of soil. Composter, artist and performer Claudia Molitor revealed Earthworm, a sound composition. The day also included being out in the field, investigating and excavating followed by a picnic.