Take your first steps on a journey of discovery towards a lifelong connection with our beautiful natural world.
Organized 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. We already live in the Garden of Eden, warts and all, when we know where to find it.
Increasing workload, nervous tension, trouble sleeping? Wondering whether there is more to life? This is not a mid-life crisis. Like so many others, you are feeling the call of the wild.
Today's urban living makes it easy to feel divorced from nature. This practical book is crammed with 52 varied activities to get you out and about whatever the weather. Featuring a combination of creative, culinary, herbal and mindful activities, with nature at their heart, you'll be surprised how much there is to find on your doorstep when you know where to look.
About the Author
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.
“Gorgeous new book… packed with tips to help even the most ardent city dwellers connect with the natural world.” —Daily Mirror
“This beautifully illustrated book promises to “get you out and about” with first steps towards a lifelong relationship with flora and fauna.” —BBC Countryfile
“Organised by month, it contains reams of ideas for connecting with nature on your doorstep, from planting nectar bars for pollinators to animal-tracking, appreciating the sounds of nature to making daisy oil and spring flower bouquets” —The i
“…includes a wide range of activities to help you connect with the wildness close to home.” —Countryside Magazine, Book of the Month
“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
“Offers a plethora of ideas on how you too can reconnect with nature even if you live in a city” —Irish Examiner
“Filled with 52 varied and inspiring activities illustrated with beautiful colour photographs, to get you out and about whatever the weather.” —Garden News
“For both avid nature lovers and novice outdoorspeople, Urban Wild unlocks the beauty available right under our noses, no matter where we live.” —Booklist
“With nature at their heart, [step-by-step activities] provide a combination of creative, culinary, herbal and mindful seasonal projects.” —Garden News