It’s a question I’m often asked and one I’ll be answering this long weekend at The Planting, the funky festival at Woodfordia. The Planting began as a project to regenerate the site of the Woodford Folk festival in the off season. It has been so successful (the planting is all done) that it has expanded to include all sorts of environmentally-themed performances, demonstrations, workshops, and stalls.
This year The Planting will include … nature writing. On Sunday morning I’ll be teaching a workshop on how to describe the natural world and in the afternoon giving a talk about the history of nature writing, including Australia’s (long but somewhat unsung) tradition – and its role today as an environmental strategy.
It’s a fun, cheap, camping-based weekend festival and the weather looks perfect: cool and clear.
For those of you who are not able to get along, I’ll be posting the text of my talk here in coming weeks.
Workshop @ 8.45am-11.15am
Talk @ 3.45pm -4.30pm.