ONLINE TALK: with Ben Goldsmith

Wednesday 20 January, 6:30pm

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Join us online for a conversation with activist, environmentalist and conservationist Ben Goldsmith about rewilding and the environment.

Ben Goldsmith, who owns a 300-acre farm, near Bruton in Somerset, plans to transform it into a wild habitat within the next four years.

He says, “We want to achieve the kind of species-rich, shape-shifting scrubby wood pasture environment that once blanketed much of western Britain.”

Working with a wildlife ecologist, Ben has encouraged wetlands along the River Frome, wild flowers and native species including water voles, beavers and glow-worms – which used to be a feature of long summer evenings.

Ben is an advisor to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and is CEO of Menhaden, his green investment business.

Attendees will receive a Zoom link before the start of the event.