White Beech: The Rainforest Years

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0120140127

0120140127

0120140127

Germaine Greer is in search of 'heart's ease'. She longs to find a patch of her native Australia to make good, to restore after years of misguided exploitation. And she has just the person to help her with her project - her sister who is 'a properly trained Australian botanist'. But finding the right patch of land turns out to be far more difficult than she ever imagined.

Read by Germaine Greer

Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall

A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.

0120140127

Germaine Greer is in search of 'heart's ease'. She longs to find a patch of her native Australia to make good, to restore after years of misguided exploitation. And she has just the person to help her with her project - her sister who is 'a properly trained Australian botanist'. But finding the right patch of land turns out to be far more difficult than she ever imagined.

Read by Germaine Greer

Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall

A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.

012014012720140128

012014012720140128

Germaine Greer tells the story of her search for a patch of her native Australia to heal.

0220140128

0220140128

After a two year search, Germaine Greer has almost given up her quest for a piece of land to heal. But then she is taken to see an abandoned dairy farm on the Gold Coast.

It is absolutely not what she has been looking for but, when she gets there, there is a surprise in store.

Read by Germaine Greer

Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall

A Jane Marshal production for BBC Radio 4.

022014012820140129

022014012820140129

Germaine Greer is taken to see an abandoned dairy farm on the Gold Coast.

0320140129

0320140129

Germaine Greer has bought a piece of battered rainforest on the Gold Coast. Now she has it, the task of restoring it seems overwhelming.

So she has to admit to her sister, a trained botanist, what she's done so they can come up with a plan.

Read by Germaine Greer

Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall

A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.

032014012920140130

032014012920140130

Germaine Greer has bought a piece of battered rainforest on the Gold Coast.

032014012920140130

Germaine Greer has bought a piece of battered rainforest on the Gold Coast. Now she has it, the task of restoring it seems overwhelming.

So she has to admit to her sister, a trained botanist, what she's done so they can come up with a plan.

Read by Germaine Greer

Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall

A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.

0420140130

0420140130

The hero of Germaine Greer's rainforest is the rare White Beech tree although, with further research, she discovers it is neither white nor a beech. However, after years of misguided exploitation, it is one of the most endangered species of the forest. A tragedy she is determined to put right.

Read by Germaine Greer

Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall

A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.

042014013020140131

042014013020140131

Germaine Greer talks about the hero of her rainforest, the rare white beech tree.

05 LAST20140131

05 LAST20140131

Germaine Greer returns from a six month stay in England to find some exciting plantlings in her propagation unit in the rainforest. And though they look nothing like their parent, she is sure she knows what they will grow into. It is a triumph that makes all the hard work, worry and expense worthwhile.

Read by Germaine Greer

Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall

A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.

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05 LAST2014013120140201

Germaine Greer returns from England to find a welcome surprise in her rainforest.