Journey with a Remarkable Tree News

April 28, 2014

Spring Promo for JWRT!

Filed under: — newsboy @ 10:08 am

If you care about the fate of the forests, you’ll wonder how you can help to stop their destruction. It was the same urgency which inspired me to write this book. I hope you’ll find reason to be hopefull and that you’ll add your voice to the call to save the wonder of our ancient forests.

I have a couple of boxes of promotional copies and I’m happy to sign or dedicate one for you. Ask me about Worldwide post rates. So you can buy My Journey with a Remarkable Tree for £4 inc UK post!

Visit my Facebook page to talk to me there!

March 24, 2014

Interview with Andy Sheppard

Filed under: — newsboy @ 11:36 pm

I’m currently volunteering some time for the Calstock Jazz and Blues Festival and this weekend Calstock Arts Centre lined up Andy Sheppard and Kuljit Bhamra who were on blinding form. I spoke to Andy before he took to the stage… we talked about his very first album, his current work and exploding Guinness. You can hear the interview here

October 18, 2013

Review for The Man Who Planted Trees

Filed under: General News,My Journey with a Remarkable Tree — newsboy @ 11:46 am

Caduceus Magazine have just published my review for ‘The Man Who Planted Trees’, by Jim Robbins about one man’s quest to restock the world’s forests with cuttings from the oldest and most succesful trees. The book, is a biography of David Milarch, a nusury man with a passion for ancient trees and his plan inspired by a near death experience to help save forests threatened by the effects of climate change. It’s full of interesting new ideas about trees and how they live and die. I found some things to question about Milarch’s plan but his passion is unquestionable and the book makes for a good read. You can read my review in Caduceus along with all the other great content by buying a copy! Unlike other publications Caduceus is sticking to the printed word. Find out more by visiting its website.

September 19, 2013

Working with wood!

Filed under: — newsboy @ 9:38 pm

Over the last few years I’ve been working with my favourite medium to create great looking interiors including bespoke kitchens and other fitted funiture. You can see some of my work on

If you’d like me to do some work for you please
send me a mail
. I’m happy to create free standing items including wash stands and beds from reclaimed pine to complete kitchens. As I make everything from scratch kitchen units can be any size making for greater flexibility and originality.

September 16, 2013

Now available as a Kindle

Filed under: General News,My Journey with a Remarkable Tree — ken.finn @ 4:45 pm

In all the excitement of the last few months I forgot to post that my book is now available as a Kindle download from Amazon. It was good to have the opportunity to do some updates and corrections that got past the proof reading when it went to print. Most of all it gave me space to tell a little of the events that followed the publication of my book. Just months after it’s release Sena my guide and friend in Cambodia narrowly escaped death when some disgruntled loggers tried to kill him on the streets of Phnom Penh. If you have a paper copy of my book I’m happy to give you the new chapter on request.

If you’re a Kindle reader, get from Amazon

August 28, 2012

Rekindling and a Kindling

Filed under: — ken.finn @ 9:38 pm

I’ve been a bit tardy with posting news although things have been anything but dull… in the recent months I’ve moved to Cornwall to start on the project I have imagined for so many years. We have bought 25 acres of land that we hope to become as self sufficient as we can be. There’s lots to do but it’s a wonderful trip.

As if to mark a new beginning, my book,  ‘My Journey with a Remarkable Tree’ is to make the transition to electronic format and will be available for you Kindle users in the not too distant future… I’ll update the page when the release is ready.

For now that’s the news from Harewood Farm but I’ll be posting more soon!

March 22, 2011

I’ve been invited to talk at UK Aware 2011

Filed under: General News — ken.finn @ 9:30 pm

UK Aware 2011

Being Sustainable – The things we do, the things we buy, the people we are

UK Aware is a great show and I’m pleased to be able to help out at the last minute. I’m joining Author Paul Murray to talk about translating our desire to do the right thing for the environment into actions that add up to sustainable living. We’re on at 4:30 on Friday.

Come and join us!

More on the show

September 13, 2010

A small journey to the Sussex Eco Awards

Filed under: ,General News — ken.finn @ 6:06 pm

My Journey with a Remarkable Tree is making the short journey to the Sussex Eco Awards on Wednesday 15th September. The book will be given to all guests at the Awards and I hope that it’s message of the need for a more sustainable way of living will make it’s way much further.

I’m pleased to be able to support the awards as the event really does seem to have a true green heart. I wish all the nominees the best of luck!

If you received a book and would like to know more about my events, writing or work you can contact me through the details attached to your copy of my book… or through this site.

March 15, 2010

A Tiger in your Tank – The Gorilla on your phone

Filed under: ,General News — ken.finn @ 11:49 pm

I’m chuffed to be asked to be a guest speaker at this years UK Aware show. I’ll be talking about the unseen consequences of our shopping choices and their connections to environmental destruction … and perhaps offering a few positive alternatives through mindful consumerism.

My slot is Saturday 17th at 2.30 pm. Come and enjoy a great day out with some inspiring people, ideas and products.

There’s still a limited number of reduced price tickets available … get them now for £6!

November 30, 2009

Reader Review

Filed under: — ken.finn @ 3:30 pm

Four pages into this book I was doubting I would read much further. Another four pages and I was hooked. Ken Finn starts out seeking mystical spirit trees in Cambodia – and ends on a mission to expose the sytematic destruction of ancient forests for the global timber trade.

This is an inspirational book, travel writing combined with the story of the birth of an activist. It is a book which can hardly fail to have you thinking and asking questions about the timber we use and the furniture we buy.

Although Finn includes figures and statistics from his researchin the book, this is never dry text book reading. It’s a book that you will want to keep reading until you have finished – and a book you will want to pass on to friends.

Source: My Global Warming Solutions

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