To Lewes, yesterday, for the latest FERN meeting; as always, good to meet up to discuss research and environmental / sustainability education. A modest, but quality, turn-out.
The main event of the day was to visit the Railway Land Project and to hear from the inspiring John Parry about its development (actually, his development of it) over 20+ years: inspiration, vision, perspiration and persistence – and a trust that the real and open involvement of a wide range of local people is the best way to create something of lasting social value – a process that never ends, of course.
Visit this if you can to see their new building, the reserves, and their work. Better still, organise something there and put some resource into the project's further development.