04 Mar – Green Books – Dave Goulson on gardening to save the planet

Environment & Biodiversity


For the second Green Books event, wildlife and bee expert Prof. Dave Goulson was speaking about his latest bestselling book The Garden Jungle or, Gardening to Save the Planet.

If you missed it, you can watch a recording of the talk by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/goulsonyoutube

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About the book

The Garden Jungle is a wonderful introduction to the hundreds of small creatures with whom we live cheek-by-jowl and of the myriad ways that we can encourage them to thrive.

Garden Jungle

The Garden Jungle is about the wildlife that lives right under our noses, in our gardens and parks, between the gaps in the pavement, and in the soil beneath our feet. Dave Goulson gives us an insight into the fascinating and sometimes weird lives of these creatures, taking us burrowing into the compost heap, digging under the lawn and diving into the garden pond. He explains how our lives and ultimately the fate of humankind is inextricably intertwined with that of earwigs, bees, lacewings and hoverflies, unappreciated heroes of the natural world.


Exquisite…should be read by every gardener in the country  – The Observer

 The wonderful Steyning Bookshop are also offering a 15% discount on this fantastic book. 

Green Books

The series of events run the first Thursday of the month 7.30-8.30pm. Green Books – Conversations with environmental writers to educate, engage and inspire. A wide range of subjects to support the Greening Steyning challenge to become one of the greenest, healthiest and most sustainable communities in the UK.

You can either book a free ticket or choose to make a small donation to help cover the costs of the event, and support the work of Greening Steyning and our ambitious 2030 Project.  Just click on the booking link below. 

You will receive an email from Eventbrite with Zoom login details. Zoom is free to use, if you haven’t used it before you can login from a smart phone or computer.



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