Wisdom from Nature
Part of the Think West program
"Look deep, deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Jamie Durie is an acclaimed horticulturalist and landscape designer. James is also an experienced television host and producer, and the author of nine best-selling books. A dedicated environmentalist, throughout his eclectic career he has always maintained a strong and immovable connection to nature.
In this special conversation Jamie speaks with the Co-Founder of Sustainable Table, Cassie Duncan, and The School of Life about the power of nature to console, guide and inspire our lives. What can the lives of the plants and animals around us teach us about sustainable design in our urban lives? How can we better integrate the natural world into our busy lives? How can the sheer scale of our natural world lend perspective to our everyday concerns?
Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from a much loved Australian about the wisdom we can draw from our environment. Expect an engaging conversation, surprising connections and some practical tips for your daily life.
Pop up bar opens from 5:30pm
Conversation from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Game Changers Conversation Series presents pivotal ideas, personalities and moments in Australia’s evolving story for public discussion and debate. It is a project of the Footscray University Town initiative - a partnership between Maribyrnong City Council and Victoria University that sees education, jobs, creativity and opportunity at the heart of the future of Footscray.
The events are free and open to the whole community. Join the conversation online using the hashtag #FUTIdeas.