WILDSCAPING TOGETHER

 

(THESE ARE THE FULL CONTENTS OF THE 'WILDSCAPING OUR WORLD HANDBOOK' AND THESE ARE THE IDEAS  & OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WE WILL BE EXAMINING & CHATTING ABOUT IN THE WL&L CLUB)

CHAPTER ONE

How will this handbook serve our planet?

CHAPTER TWO

What is a wild world and how can we live wild lives?

CHAPTER THREE

Is ‘wildscaping’ original?

CHAPTER FOUR

Our human ‘land ownership’ and our objectification of resources.

CHAPTER FIVE

How can we wildly coexist?

CHAPTER SIX

A fresh start.

CHAPTER SEVEN

Wild Wonder.

CHAPTER EIGHT

Powering & fuelling our lives, lifestyles and even our bodies.

CHAPTER NINE

Wildscaping our world by choosing how we spend our money.

CHAPTER TEN

Matching up the 'wildscaping philosophies' with wildscaping practicalities.

WILDSCAPING OUR HOME INTERIORS

- Your inner environment - Air freshener / House plants.

- Marking out your space - Furniture / Rugs / Painting & prints / Decorations.

- Daily Lives - Cleaning products / Bathe & body / Cosmetics / Perfumes / Kitchen products / Coffee & milk etc / Books.

- Recycling & Upcycling options.

- Medicines.

- Territory & boundaries - Sharing your interior with other species.

WILDSCAPING OUR ORGANISATIONS

These are just some examples of the helpful questions in the handbook - and then there are loads of ideas to help you answer these questions and take action - to determine how your exterior spaces can serve both your organisation and local wildlife...

A. What does my organisation really want from this space, to benefit myself/my staff?
B. Are there any spaces that I/we can give up to other species, for them to use?
C. Is there a way to collaborate with other species in these spaces?
Eg. Can I/my organisation install Bird & Bat Bricks / Hedgehog Highways / Letting trees grow / Putting fresh water out every day & night / Letting plants self seed themselves and claim bits of territory for themselves?
D. What boundaries do I (or does my organisation) need to put in place? (Eg. I’d like to have wildlife only use the bottom of my garden/the work estate and I’d like to keep the grass short near the house/offices, for myself/staff to use).

WILDSCAPING OUR COMMUNITIES

- 'Home/Habitats' examined.

- Buying property as an individual/community (to wildscape).

- Buying land as an individual/community (to wildscape).

- Collaborating with your local council to wildscape public (wasted/unsued) patches of land.

- Uniting as a community to change 'pest control' and pesticide use, in your area.

- Would you like to educate your local community on how 'Pests/Vermin' don't actually exist?

- [Template included - How to approach your council to start wildscaping public patches of land, with full community support.]

WILDSCAPING OUR HOME EXTERIORS

- Looking at the kind of property you live in and the decisions you can make within the space...​  House with a garden & a balcony / House with a garden / House with no garden but a balcony / House with no garden and no balcony / Flat with garden / Flat with no garden / Flat with balcony / Flat with no garden or balcony.​

These are just some examples of the helpful questions in the handbook - and then there are loads of ideas to help you answer these questions and take action - to determine how your exterior spaces can serve both your family and local wildlife...

- A. What do I really want from this space, to benefit myself/my family/my pets?
B. Are there any spaces that I/we can give up to other species, for them to use?
C. Is there a way to collaborate with other species in these spaces?
Eg. Can I install Bird & Bat Bricks / Hedgehog Highways / Letting trees grow / Putting fresh water out every day & night / Letting plants self seed themselves and claim bits of territory for themselves?
D. What boundaries do I need to put in place? (Eg. I’d like to have wildlife only use the bottom of my garden and I’d like to keep the grass short near the house, to sunbathe on).

CHAPTER ELEVEN

Supporting our wild emergency services.

CHAPTER TWELVE

Loving ourselves (We are all miracles).

         

WILD WORKSHEETS

Wildscaping templates and worksheets.

A. 'Wildscaping my Exterior' checklist.

B. 'Spending to Wildscape' checklist.

C. 'Approaching your landlord/building manager' template.

D. 'Approaching your boss' template.

E. 'Approaching your local council' template.

F.  Powering/fuelling our lives & lifestyles checklist.

G. Self love & self care checklist.

H. 'Reaching out to fellow tenants in your building - a block of flats or shared office spaces - to wildscape' template.

I. 'Wildscaping Balance Sheet.'