How can traditional tales re-connect us to the landscape in ways that heal the relationship between people and the rest of nature? In this episode, I talk to Lisa Schneidau, a Devonshire based ecologist and storyteller, about her journey with story, nature conservation and education. Lisa is the author of two popular collections of traditional tales, Botanical Tales of Britain and Ireland and Woodland Tales of Britain and Ireland, both from History Press. Lisa shares her experiences with and tips for working with traditional tales to connect people to place, to plants, to animals and to the issues that need tackling.
Lisa shares the story of ‘The Apple Tree Man’, which can be found in her book Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland (History Press, 2018).
Lisa’s website can be found here: www.lisaschneidau.co.uk
Resources mentioned in the podcast can be found through these links:Beaford: https://beaford.org
Halsway Manor National Centre for Folk Arts: https://halswaymanor.org.uk