I’m really pleased to be taking part in the Evelyn200 project by giving a talk on 5th June at Deptford, London.
Evelyn200 is a project to plant 200 trees in the Evelyn ward in Lewisham, and to celebrate 200 years since the publication of John Evelyn’s diaries. Evelyn wrote about trees, pollution, the built environment, and much more.
As the community-led group aren’t able to plant trees from May to September they’ve asked six speakers to talk about John Evelyn, and the subjects he wrote about, to keep the conversation going. Talks are free and held every first Tuesday of the month, from May to October. See the whole programme of talks
I’m one of the six speakers taking part, alongside Paul Wood (London’s Street Trees), Edwin Malins (The Great North Wood Forest), Gillian Darley (John Evelyn), Jennifer Gabrys (Citizen Science), and AN Other (tbc). I’ll be talking on 5th June about the creation of The New Sylva (Bloomsbury, 2014), which I wrote to celebrate Evelyn’s contribution to forestry, and the work of Sylva Foundation. Read more and book your free place at my talk.