It is said that the best way to learn something is to actually do it. This is certainly true of conservation and land management. So when Neil and Barbara Taylor started out on their journey to create Denmark Farm Conservation Centre some 30 years ago, they were putting this into practice on a grand scale! Fortunately for everyone, they also documented what they had done and this invaluable information became the Denmark Farm Conservation Booklet series.
The last few months have seen this excellent resource digitised, courtesy of a grant from National Lottery Awards for All Wales, and converted to the ubiquitous PDF format.
If you are a professional land manager, conservationist or if you just want to read about the wonderful history of Denmark Farm, then these publications are for you. Here’s what people have said about them:
“My role at the National Park is to visit farmers and landowners to advise on how best to manage their land for wildlife, so I always make sure I have a stock of these booklets with me to hand out. They are incredibly useful as they perfectly summarise all the salient points in a way which is very readable and attractive. Denmark Farm’s philosophy on restoring land is spot-on. I haven’t found anything as good as these anywhere else and now that they are available online, we’ll be recommending them even more widely.”
Julie Garlick – Conservation Officer Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority
“These booklets provide great examples of techniques employed for habitat restoration and creation. They are an ideal resource for anyone teaching or learning about practical conservation measures.”
Dr Jan Martin – University Ecology Lecturer
“These little booklets are real gems, offering practical and useful guidance for smallholders, farmers and conservationists alike. It’s clear that the author(s) spent many years observing their land and trying out different ideas with great care. The fruits of all this hard won work, are simple, low impact solutions which require little input and work harmoniously with nature. Essential reading for anyone interested in how we can best regenerate and manage grassland and wetlands.”
So where, I hear you ask, can these marvellous publications be bought? Well, both paper and PDF formats are available to buy from our Little Green Shop, where you can also purchase T shirts and other goodies. All proceeds from sales go to help fund our conservation activities.
So, why wait? The Little Green Shop is open and awaiting your visit!