Green Spaces are an Opportunity for People to Come Together and Connect - Living Adventurously 18

Annie Berrington is the founder of Get Out More, a social enterprise working to help people engage with nature to feel better in mind and body. She is a qualified forest school practitioner, a busy mum, and a keen microadventurer.

Annie Berrington is the founder of Get Out More, a social enterprise working to help people engage with nature to feel better in mind and body. She is a qualified forest school practitioner, a busy mum, and a keen microadventurer. She works with urban groups who are "hard to reach", trying to help them get out into nature more. The biggest barriers aren't the actual dangers but people's fears about them. We are now as a society a generation removed from the free-range childhood we hear about nostalgically. That means that not only are kids not experiencing wild places, their parents never did either. This makes it hard to change habits and build connections with nature.

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIVING ADVENTUROUSLY PODCAST

(It’s completely free, zero hassle to do (click here), but really helpful for me trying to get a new podcast off the ground. If you’re feeling extra kind, please leave a review on the app – that really helps.)
Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn (“Alexa, please play the Living Adventurously podcast”) or on your favourite podcast platform such as Overcast, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Breaker, Soundcloud, Castbox, Castro.

THIS PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY KOMOOT

Your very own outdoor experiences are waiting for you. Go explore more with komoot. Use the voucher code ADVENTUROUS to claim your free region maps bundle.
The personalised planning and navigation tools ensure you plan the adventure that’s perfect for you. Komoot is Europe’s number 1 outdoor app, with route planning and navigation functionality, and strong community-driven inspirational features in the form of recommended Highlights and inspirational route Collections. It is used by nearly 10 million adventurers worldwide. Komoot is becoming the app of choice for cyclists and hikers the world over, with rapid community growth in the UK, the US and other parts of Europe.
You can see my ride’s route on komoot here.

SHOW NOTES

  • If you enjoy listening to this episode over a cup of coffee and think it might be worth the price, you can buy me a coffee here: www. ko-fi.com/al_humphreys
  • Keep up to date with future episodes (and my other adventures, projects and books) with my free monthly newsletter: alastairhumphreys.com/more/subscribe
  • Say hello on Twitter and Instagram: @al_humphreys
  • Getting more out of life by getting outside more
  • Get Out More
  • Working with groups who are "hard to reach"
  • Biggest barriers aren't the actual dangers but people's fears about them. 
  • Seeking out the pockets of wildness - and they are always there
  • We are part of nature and we are drawn to it, if we can find the key
  • Green spaces are a neutral space for people to come together and connect together
  • I started this because I wanted to get out more, but the success of it means that I now get out less...
  • Don't underestimate where people are to begin with - how little people might know at first.
  • Forest Schools - outdoor play in a learning environment
  • We over-inflate how difficult things need to be sometimes
  • When I'm being a good parent I am giving my kids the freedom I had as a child. That means facilitating but keeping hands off.
  • We are now as a society a generation removed from that free-range childhood.
  • Contentment is more important than self-improvement.
  • Favourite purchase: Underwater MP3 player
  • Nature and communities can grow healthier together

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

Join our newsletter

Got it. You're on the list!
© 2019 Alastair Humphreys