Green campaigner takes over at woodland show

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THE wonders of woodland will be explored by a well-known environmentalist.

Terena Plowright has been named as the new owner of Hampshire Wood Fair.

Terena, who set up a natural burial site in woodland near East Meon, intends to relaunch the show.

She said: ‘The Wood Fair has been run at various locations throughout Hampshire since it was first set up, more recently at Queen Elizabeth Country Park, where it will still take place in the future.

‘The show will now become part of the South Downs Show and have the infrastructure and support that comes beside it allowing the Wood Fair to feature as a huge educational experience focused on wood and woodlands.

‘During January and February I will be looking for new stands and demonstrations that link wood to our daily living. We want people to realise that wood is a sustainable product that builds homes, furniture, tools, crafts and more.’

Terena, from Petersfield, added: ‘The woodlands across the South Downs are part of the landscape seen from the outskirts of Portsmouth and are a place many Portsmouth residents use to relax in the countryside. What we don’t see is the management of these woods and the products that then enter our towns and cities to support our daily lives.’

The show will take place in August. To find out more email Terena at