Heal is raising money to buy land in England and rewild it.
At least that’s what they say…
I have no idea how bone fide Heal are but they come recommended through What Three Words and I guess they’ve done their due diligence and all is above board… So why am I posting Heal’s details? Well…
Out and about on most of my walks I chat to whoever will listen about re-wilding and I have been at this old chestnut for as long as I can remember.
The mountains of the UK ought to be covered in trees (not plantation but naturally regenerating broadleaf). The land ought to be a rich and bio diverse ecosystem. It’s not. The reason? Farming!
Whether the farm is pine forest for pulp, cow or sheep, it makes no difference to me. I have done with the lot of them and I’d see our landscape returned to health with assisted re-wilding.
I am of the opinion that this will not happen without revolution as governments do not want it as they cannot tax it and landowners do not want it as they cannot currently get subsidy for re wilded land. And so to Heal.
If the people buy the land and lock it into a permanent wild space then that has to be a good thing.
What do you think? £20 for a 3 metre square and a commitment to pay a further £3 per year for maintenance? Scam or the way forward in having our land returned to its original state?