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Humble by Nature by Kate Humble

Humble by Nature

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Humble by Nature recalls a period of huge change in Kate Humble’s life as with husband Ludo she up sticks and moves from London to a remote Welsh hillside farm. Reading this account of her new way of life one feels Kate Humble’s contentment radiating from the page - the increasing menagerie, the place itself and its potential, their new neighbours and the new closeness to nature. It’s not all plain sailing but the will is strong, the possibilities are endless for restoring even such a small part of Britain’s farming land.

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Humble by Nature by Kate Humble

In 2010, television presenter Kate Humble learned that a nearby farm in the Wye Valley where she had lived for four years was set to be sold off, broken up into lots to maximize its value. Another small farm lost; another opportunity for a young, farmless farmer gone. Kate contacted the council with an alternative plan: to keep the farm a working farm. After six months of plans and endless meetings, Kate and her husband, Ludo, finally convinced the council that their plan would work, even though they hadn't the first clue of how to run a farm.


You'd have to have a heart of stone not to be touched by Kate's enthusiasm for her new way of life--Daily Mail

About the Author

KATE HUMBLE is a writer and presenter. Her most recent television credits include Volcano Live, Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey, Lambing Live and the long running popular wildlife series Springwatch and Autumnwatch. She is a qualified commercial diver and is the second woman to be appointed President of the RSPB. Kate and Ludo launched their business Humble By Nature in 2012. Based on a working farm in Monmouthshire, they run courses in food, rural skills and animal husbandry. They live nearby on their smallholding with Badger and Bella, a hive of bees and various other hoofed, furred and feathered livestock.

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27th February 2014


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Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group


288 pages


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