If you want to expand your knowledge about trees and forests whilst exploring ways to help them, this is the podcast for you.
We talk radical ideas with guests from diverse backgrounds, delving deep into the policy, ecology, economics, attitudes and perceptions that underpin the current state of affairs, and explore meaningful interventions. This podcast is part of the Tree Radicals inquiry brought to you by The Woodland Presents CIC and Timber Strategies.
Guy Singh-Watson is the founder of organic veg box company 'Riverford' and more recently finds himself taking a foray into nut production. In this episode of the Tree Radicals podcast Guy talks with Jez about the importance of embracing complexity, our disconnection with where food really comes from, and the desperate need for legislation in acting meaningful change.
Rob Penn, writer, broadcaster and photographer, has written about and researched the relationship we have with wood and its uses all over the world, and in this episode of Tree Radicals, he tells Jez his reflections on our current woodland predicaments and about his native broadleaf-planting project.
Gill is a researcher in the decision-making of forestry and land use, investigating how factors, including biodiversity and carbon emissions, are affected by the decisions being made in the management of our forests. She and Kath discuss her research and share the opinion that we need a radical shift in how we involve people all across our society in holding more open and innovative conversations about the environment and the research we want to be funded.
Alex Greene is researching ethnobotany, the study of the relationship between people and plants, and in this episode, Jez asks him what this field might be able to teach us about our approach toward plants and the environment as a society, and as individuals.