This paper was presented at the New Forest Knowledge Conference 2018 entitled: The Role of Commoning in the Maintenance of Landscape and Ecology: A New Forest, National and Global Perspective.
Lyndsey Stride, Commoning Voices
‘If you are silent someone else will tell your story.’
Commoning Voices is an interpretation project, developed to complement the Shared Forest behaviour change work. Commoners are by their nature private people and as a result are largely invisible in the general discourse about the New Forest. Whilst people talk about commoning they rarely talk about commoners. Through the project we have empowered commoners to tell their own stories in their own words. With professional support commoners have embarked on social media and people are fascinated by the Real New Forest commoning stories which are emerging. Commoning Voices is showing people who are dedicated to the commoning way of life and the important contribution it makes to the New Forest.
To know us is to love us.