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A Tale of Forgotten Elm Trees, Traditional Craft and Community Spirit
by Robert J Somerville
Barn Club tells the story of a group of volunteers who partake in the ancient tradition of raising barns by hand, made of local elm wood. In celebration of the launch of Barn Club, author Robert Somerville will be joined by Ben Raskin, head of Horticulture and Agroforestry at Soil Association UK. Also making appearances will be the Barn Club volunteers, people who come from all walks of life who were brought together by the desire to make something with their own hands.
For the reader who wishes to resist the gathering pace of modern life and take time to learn from the past, the tale of hand-raising a barn the old-fashioned way brings nature, community and craftsmanship together in an enduring and satisfying feeling of a job well done.
Gillian Burke, co-presenter of BBCs Springwatch, writer and biologist
Hardback, 272 pages with black and white illustrations and 16 page colour insert