The Nature Seed (Hardback)

How to Raise Adventurous and Nurturing Kids

Lucy Jones, Kenneth Greenway

The Nature Seed is a practical and philosophical guide to sharing the wonders of the natural world with your children.

Many of us want to spend more time outside with our kids - but what do we do when we're there, and why is a connection to nature so important and wonderful anyway?

The Nature Seed is a practical and philosophical guide for anyone with children in their lives. Full of the wonders of sharing the natural world with young minds, it's a manual for finding awe in the cracks of the pavement and magic on a stroll around the block.

Whether on an urban walk or in an inner-city park, out in the woods or by the sea, Lucy weaves together stories of how a connection to nature helps children thrive, and Ken draws on his time working with kids outdoors to give you creative, easy and free child-led activities to deepen that connection, from wild art to simple fires, potions, foraging and make-believe.

Wherever you live, The Nature Seed offers a radical vision of a new kinship with nature, one that will help all of us expand, nurture and deepen our wild life.

Publication date: 26/08/2021

£16.99

ISBN: 9781788167970

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Health & Wellbeing, Travel & Nature

The Nature Seed (Ebook)

How to Raise Adventurous and Nurturing Kids

Lucy Jones, Kenneth Greenway

The Nature Seed is a practical and philosophical guide to sharing the wonders of the natural world with your children.

Many of us want to spend more time outside with our kids - but what do we do when we're there, and why is a connection to nature so important and wonderful anyway?

The Nature Seed is a practical and philosophical guide for anyone with children in their lives. Full of the wonders of sharing the natural world with young minds, it's a manual for finding awe in the cracks of the pavement and magic on a stroll around the block.

Whether on an urban walk or in an inner-city park, out in the woods or by the sea, Lucy weaves together stories of how a connection to nature helps children thrive, and Ken draws on his time working with kids outdoors to give you creative, easy and free child-led activities to deepen that connection, from wild art to simple fires, potions, foraging and make-believe.

Wherever you live, The Nature Seed offers a radical vision of a new kinship with nature, one that will help all of us expand, nurture and deepen our wild life.

Publication date: 26/08/2021

£12.99

ISBN: 9781782838500

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B093JFHJCF

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Health & Wellbeing, Travel & Nature

Reviews for The Nature Seed

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A practical, no-nonsense guide to getting children back to nature - complete with why we need to do so. Brilliant

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Stephen Moss 

'A valuable practical guide to helping children form a kinship with nature'

 Independent

'It was just what I needed'

Amy Liptrot 

'A handy guide'

 New Scientist

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Praise for Losing Eden by Lucy Jones:
Urgent, accessible, moving ... A beautifully written, research-heavy study about how nature offers us wellbeing

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 Observer

'The benefits of experiencing nature may be far greater than is commonly appreciated ... A fascinating exploration of the new science of our connection to the natural world ... written in such lush, vivid prose that reading it, one can feel transported and restored.'

 New Statesman

'Wonderful...This is an important book and one I'll refer back to'

 Telegraph Book of the Year

'Beautifully written, movingly told and meticulously researched ... a convincing plea for a wilder, richer world'

Isabella Tree, author of Wilding

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Praise for Foxes Unearthed by Lucy Jones:

Jones's history of our complex relationship with the fox is revealing... to discover there was an 18th-century sport of 'fox tossing' almost makes this worth the purchase alone

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John Lewis-Stempel The Times Books of the Year 2016

'Brave, bold and honest - finally the truth about foxes'

Chris Packham, broadcaster and naturalist 

'Engaging and hugely enjoyable'

Tom Holland Times Literary Supplement

'A sensitive and illuminating investigation . . . a beautiful book that will change the way you think about the fox'

Rob Cowen, author of Common Ground

Lucy Jones

Lucy Jones

Lucy Jones is the author of Losing Eden and Foxes Unearthed. Especially interested in the psychological relationship beween humans and the rest of nature, she spends as much time as possible outside with her children.

Kenneth Greenway

Kenneth Greenway

Kenneth Greenway is the Cemetery Park Manager of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. He has worked full-time in nature conversation since 2000 and has two decades of experience of working with children in natural spaces, including running forest school. He has two children and spends most of his time immersed in the living world