Alistair Duncan and Natasha Lythgoe are leading our session on Becoming Earth, May 15th 2016. Here they explain what it's about.
I saw this poem on the wall of Redwood, a Brighton coffee shop, and thought it was really great. You can read it in full below.
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
I came across this article in the Guardian about sperm whales stranded on the German coast, a few weeks after a similar stranding near Skegness on the east coast of the UK.
These strandings show us the results of our plastic-oriented society. Animals inadvertently consume plastic, and they suffer because of it.
If we could see the effect of what we're doing, we'd stop doing it, wouldn't we?
It was a beautiful sunny spring Sunday in Stanmer Park, Brighton. Perfect for learning the art of the bow drill in our Wild Fire Masterclass, led by Robert Fallon of Wild Nature.
Making a fire by rubbing two sticks together is more than a fun project, it’s also the most reliable way to start a fire - and anyone can do it - once you know how.
Imagine you're lost in the woods on a camping trip. You have no matches or lighters and it’s getting dark. Using a bow drill - an ancient way of creating hot friction between two pieces of wood - you can make a fire with relatively easy-to-find materials.
Nigel Berman is founder of School of the Wild, the experimental nature school.