The Nature Remedy: A Restorative Guide to the Natural World
A beautiful, illustrated modern guide to nature for a new generation (including city-dwellers) and how it can impact our mental and physical wellbeing.
Reconnect with nature and learn everything about the wonderful wild.
Curator of the Thorp Perrow arboretum, Faith Douglas takes us on an adventure, and spans across all areas of nature to show how trees, birds, insects, seasons, the weather can impact us for the better, how they can heal and improve our mental and physical wellbeing.
Modern day life puts pressures on us all. For city dwellers, getting to the great outdoors is never an easy feat. Faith shows you how to embrace it from right where you are, whether it’s making the most of your garden or creating your own inner sanctum in a tiny flat.
From foraging for herbs and nutritious pick-me-ups, outdoor meditation, growing your own therapeutic urban garden to making simple remedies and recipes, this practical and inspiring guide will take you back to nature wherever you are.
Filled with beautiful photography and line drawings, this is a book for those who want to discover more about the natural world and want to bring a little piece of the outdoors into their own home.
Faith Douglas began her career as a nurse. At 29 she retrained in Horticulture as she’s always had a love of all things nature. She has since worked for a charity called Horticap delivering Horticulture as therapy to adults with a wide range of learning disabilities. She became curator of Thorp Perrow Arboretum seven years ago, which she still does part time. Faith is a Usui Reiki Master Practitioner. She offers Forest bathing as a therapeutic activity. In 2016 Faith led a group from Help for Heroes to assist with the build on the ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ garden designed by Matthew Wilson. The garden went on the win a Silver Award and the People’s Choice Award.