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Cooking a tree. And book Update.

Cooking a tree, radio show and book update: Art of Climbing (Trees)

Richard-St-BArbe-BAker

Cousin travellers…

It’s six years since I climbed my first tree for the book! Time certainly flies. One more year and all the cells in my body will have been swapped out, so they say. That guy who once climbed trees will be scattered to the four winds and a new guy will stand in his place, – holding a published book!

I made a special tree based cooking show film broadcast for the six year anniversary occasion celebration experience of the book writing festival perseverance initiation celebration. Click here or on the image to view.

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I read some ‘rough’ extracts from the book for a radio show, due to be broadcast on 26th May at 11am here bcfmradio.com. You can hear it world wide. This will be the first outing of any of this book. Ahhhhg. You can hear it afterwards too by clicking SHOWS on the station website and choose SILVERSOUND, and the date of broadcast.

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From the window of my latest writing garret I hear the waves that sound like a massive dog gently licking the harbour side. I’ve been invited to be artist in residence here in Kalvåg on the west coast of Norway, and as well as writing the book I’m dreaming up ideas for the village.

There’s an amazing supermarket bin just over the road where I get most of my food, and I’ve been eating like a working class aristocrat. I could feed a few households with the good food they dump. The other day I also found two dozen roses and a pot plant to brighten up my room with.

‘Art of Climbing (Trees)’ is getting closer to being ready enough to show people for feedback and publishing contracts (with a six figure deal etc).

I should be here for another five weeks, watching the moon slowly drag the tide in and out of the village, – if I don’t go mad with cabin fever. (See the film).

I hope this finds you well, and thanks again for the support…

Henrik x

PS. Richard St. Barbe Baker. Involved with, or inspired the planting of an estimated 26 billion trees. Inspires me.

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UpTrees Gifts – LOG BOOK

GROW YOUR OWN BAOBAB, MONKEY PUZZLE, GIANT SEQUOIA OR SPRUCE TREE – AND GET A BOOK!

So… I finally have to admit the book won’t be ready for Christmas when the Trafalgar Sq. tree arrives from Norway, so I’ve decided to make a gift that can be given in the interim to keep the project moving financially… and…

…I think I’ve made a nice little package, seen here and bought here.

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THE LOG BOOK! A book token for when the book is finished inside a handmade log complete with a pot of seeding soil and tree seeds. You’ll get the Log Book before Christmas to shove under the tree and the book gets posted when it’s finished!

WHAT’S INSIDE? 
Tree seeds of your choice (Baobab, Monkey Puzzle, Sequoia or Spruce), a pot and seedling compost, a log bookmark book voucher and growing instructions all nestled in moss inside a home made log box! When the book is finished it gets sent to who ever you gift it to with their name printed inside! Sweet! Buy one here!
(get your Log book sent to you before Christmas and support the project).

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If you buy one just nominate someone and their name will be printed in the book as a dedication.

There are loads more gift ideas at the crowd fund website too!

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Professor Gauntlett speaks about the Book…

A few words after two weeks of crowd funding… THANK YOU!

And if you haven’t already you can pre order the book here: CLICK.

Uptrees book wobbly heart log promotion

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Hey! The next seven people to buy a book will get a free hand cut Wobbly Heart log slice to boot. I cut this tree down with my dad for fire wood. (cutting them down rather than climbing them now are we?) Put it on the wall, – use to put hot pans on, give it to your lover, burn it symbolically…?

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‘The Art of Climbing Trees – Adventure and Manifesto’

The log slices are very wet – fresh cut… so they might split a little but that adds to the fun and ‘depth’ of it… ‘the heart that has been places’. Ooooh. Just write ‘Wobbly Heart’ in the ‘message to seller’ when you buy the book and I’ll let you know if they haven’t all gone already!

Please spread the word. More promotions to follow!

Professor Gauntlett

Who in the…  is professor Gauntlett?

An intriguing science nut with a scrambled head full of neurones firing haphazardly, creating intricate connections both useless and ingenious. A good egg. His work in nuclear and particle physics led to his discovery of Time Accelerated Growth Handles. (TAGH’s).

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He was thrown off the Cern science project (Big Hadron Collider), when his zeal for the depleted environment had him attempting to turn the Collider into a super charged TAGH applicator for reforesting Europe and North Africa, returning much of the land to a pre Medieval condition and sequestering billions of tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. This he maintains is still his hope and dream although he is worried about the implications for trusting only science in solving our overconsumption and CO2 release.

His adjustments to the Collider at Cern were deemed to be sabotage and his TAGH’s were only theory at that stage. The scientific community have largely dismissed his (literally) ground breaking work in chronological displacement, in part due to his scattered delivery at presentations of TAGH theory, along with his eccentric and confusing papers. He confesses to understanding the communication problem and blames his ineptitude on a bad fall out of a tree in his thirties while studying the Fibonacci sequence of branches and twigs and twiglets and buds and leaves and roots and trunks. Since then he’s had trouble packaging his ideas for the academic world.

I’m certain the scientific community won’t be able to deny him the lime light for much longer!

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Working with Professor Ragnhild Lie

Hence my meeting the professor for the first time at Stamsund international theatre festival in the North of Norway while he was sharing his work with school children. A willing and interested audience.

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The first successful, and I should say revolutionary TAGH experiment was executed inside his Stamsund lab.

I can’t believe I’m the only ‘journalist’ covering this story!

The seed of a Mountain Ash tree was treated inside his crude very small hadron collider and embedded with the self replicating TAGH’s, – directed inside the splitting cells of the tree during photosynthesis via an opened ‘black (pin) hole’. Simply put the potential tree is collected from the future and released in the present in an instant. (I don’t fully understand the science).

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This seed, he told me, was not supposed to be detonated inside the lab! Dropping the seed there and breaking the plasma field was both extremely dangerous and in his words, ‘the happiest day of my life’.

The tree plunged its roots into the soil beneath and burst up through the floor of the lab taking the Professor with it up into its newly hatched branches, crashing through the roof and breaking open the walls with ‘shattering glass splintering scattered splinteringly and scatteringly everywhere’ he told me. He was lucky to get away with only a few bruises!

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I was immediately fascinated by his innocence and rebellious fervour. An ageing prodigy with a passion for nature who stumbled on the most revolutionary advance in science since the first hominid whittled a wheel and rolled something from A to B.

Professor Gauntlett is bilingual, – Norwegian English like me, with roots in both of these countries. Some people have said there is a similarity between the two of us, – I don’t see it, but I am honoured to have met him and have to say his time machine aged whiskey is truly excellent!

One of the Prof's T.M.A cheeses called the Psyberartist.

One of the Prof’s T.M.A cheeses called the Psyberartist.

My tree project has certainly opened doors to meetings with some remarkable people! I’ll be following the professor’s progress as his work gathers more steam!

He will be releasing a book on Time Machine Aged wines, cheeses and whiskies. Until then – he kindly recommends the pre order of my book ‘The Art of Climbing Trees’. Climbing trees, – his second passion after quantum physics.

Some of his writings on TAGH’s can be downloaded here. His second seed TAGH experiment was recorded and can be seen here