Minerals can help nurture nature

There is link between wellbeing and the natural environment and the restoration of quarries has given rise to many of Britain's nature reserves. Open space, like mining, is vital to the economy but both jostle for space, says Peter Dorans

by Peter Dorans
Natural spaces offer children the chance to play and learn about the environment and each other. Photograph  Helen Walsh/Wildlife Trusts
Natural spaces offer children the chance to play and learn about the environment and each other. Photograph Helen Walsh/Wildlife Trusts

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