Tom Hodgkinson, editor of the Idler magazine and author of How to be Idle, argues that activity, consumption and greed drain the planet’s resources. Idleness, on the other hand, is profoundly healing, both on a personal and on a planetary level.
Maddy Harland, co-founder and editor of Permaculture magazine, has been writing about sustainability for nearly two decades and helped set up the Sustainability Centre, a thriving place for immersive learning. Maddy, who loves to get lost in her wild forest garden, will be teaching us how the permaculture system helps ecology in domestic gardens as well as farming.
Bill Anderson is an urban beekeeper, educator and author of The Idle Beekeeper. Drawing on his experience keeping hives on the tiny sliver of horizontal roof atop his West London home, he’ll be telling us how to raise bees the sustainable way, with minimum effort. The Idle Beekeeping method requires only two days of work a year and barely interferes with the bees’ natural way of life.