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Forest School for Grown-Ups (Hardcover)
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From starting a fire to foraging for food, basket making to making a bird feeder, tree hugging and cloud scrying, this beautifully designed forest almanac is a treasure for anyone who loves the outdoors.
Forest schools for kids originated in Scandinavia as outdoor play-based learning groups, and in 2016 The Forest School Foundation was established in the USA. But why should kids have all the fun? Connecting with green spaces, trees, and plants can lift our spirits, lower our stress levels, and relax our brains – in short, playing outside is good for adults, too.
Forest School for Grown-Ups is here to help. A gorgeous and comprehensive guide to all things outdoors for anyone who loves being in and interacting with nature, readers will learn how to make a rope sing, go forest bathing, read flowers, build a campfire, and make a forest potion. From practical tips and how-tos to forest folklore, there's something for everyone.
Exquisite lino cut art and illustrations run throughout, along with step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and more. Forest School for Grown-Ups provides the perfect resource for people of all ages to enjoy spending quality time outdoors. From starting a fire to foraging for food, basket making to making a bird feeder, tree hugging and cloud scrying, this beautifully designed forest almanac is a treasure for anyone who loves the outdoors.
HANDY AND INFORMATIVE: Comprehensive collection of all things trees, loaded with practical content with a rich, powerful design, making it the perfect gift for anyone who loves the outdoors
BEAUTIFUL AND DISTINCTIVE: Features unique handmade linocut art.
FAMILY-FRIENDLY: Family-friendly, for all ages
• Anyone who loves the outdoors, camping, trees, and nature
• Father's Day, birthday, and holiday gift-givers
About the Author
Richard Irvine is an experienced outdoor educator, trainer, and writer specializing in experiential learning in woodlands. He has a passion for the power of residential and outdoor learning and has an in depth understanding of the subject. He is author of the award-winning Forest Craft and Wild Days. He is endorsed by the Forest School Association and is Associate Lecturer (Outdoor and Adventure Education) at Plymouth Marjon University. In his spare time, Richard can be found whittling, spoon carving, or practicing archery at his home in Devon, England.
Paul Oakley studied illustration and graphic design at Kingston University, London. He worked at Guinness World Records and Dorling Kindersley and has been creating compelling content for books for more than 30 years. Paul has a keen interest in history, science, and the natural world—subjects he has found on his doorstep in abundance since moving to the English county of Suffolk, a place that constantly fuels his imagination. Trained in using natural media, he now works almost exclusively in digital.