Germaine Greer talks in Stamford about her great environmental challenge

Acclaimed writer and pioneer feminist Germaine Greer takes to the stage at Stamford’s Arts Centre on Thursday 12 November to talk about an environmental challenge that dominated 15 years of her life.

Australian Greer, author of books such as the groundbreaking title The Female Eunuch, will be discussing her ambitious work to restore 150 acres of abandoned farmland in Queensland back to rainforest, a project whose story is told in her book White Beech, the rainforest years. The book is a celebration of a rebirth and a renewal of nature.

Celebrated poet Ruth Padel will be in conversation with Greer, to discuss how she went about rehabilitating the forest, seeing rare species of wildlife returning, and explaining how it can be possible to slow and even reverse destruction of the environment.

Germaine Greer is president of UK wildlife charity Buglife, so the evening will also include conversation and questions from the audience about threats to Britain’s own wildlife and what we can do to face them.

The talk will be the curtain-raiser to the sell-out New Networks for Nature conference, whose theme for 2015 is Place and Belonging.

Tickets for Ms Greer’s talk, price £20, are available through www.newnetworksfornature.org.uk

For more information contact: Gill Kerby, Steering Group member for New Networks for Nature, on 07704 085106 or email gillkerby@hotmail.co.uk

New Networks for Nature is a broad alliance of creators (including poets, authors, scientists, film makers, visual artists, environmentalists, musicians and composers) whose work draws strongly on the natural environment.

 Photograph: Germaine Greer (couriermail.com.au)

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