The Nature Cure
Father and son team Robin and Merlin are keen to study the healing power of their patch of ancient woodland. Little do they know how soon, and how urgently, they will need it.
Father and son team Robin and Merlin are the proud owners of a patch of ancient woodland, nestled in the heart of their farm in Bodmin, Cornwall. Walking among the ancient oaks, moss-covered and thick with life, it's easy to feel their restorative power. These days, there's more and more medical science which backs the healing effects of time spent in nature, and Robin and Merlin are keen to contribute. When they embark on a re-wilding project on the farm, they also partner with a university aiming to study the biological underpinnings of the 'nature cure' in more depth.
Little do the family know how soon, and how urgently, they will need these healing powers themselves.
This is a story about family, about sticking together in sickness and in health, about ancient landscapes, new ideas, and the wild world that sits just beyond our doorstep... and about the transformative power of a couple of hungry beavers.
Produced by Emily Knight
Introduced by Grace Dent
- Mon 7 Dec 2020 11:00