Dilmah Conservation’s ‘Sustainable Lifestyles Series’.
The Sustainable lecture series hopes to inspire small changes in our everyday lifestyles as we deal with the very real threat of a changing climate which could be applied anywhere, whether in a residential backyard, school or community garden, a small rooftop garden or in the confines of a balcony of an apartment building! The discussion features practical and realistic ideas on how to transform any space to a harvestable area to inspire the everyday home gardener to think beyond their perfectly manicured lawns.
We have Sri Lankan artist and conservationist Channa Ekanayake and agricultural technologist and entrepreneur Miller Rajendran, moderated by Sunela Jayewardene on a range of sustainable edible gardening options touching on ancient Sri Lankan farming systems to urban agroforestry to the most modern precision systems for busy urbanites.
Channa, Miller and Sunela discusses multiple viewpoints of sustainable gardening drawing from their personal and professional experiences, from planning and designing a personalized space, choosing suitable plants for the climate, sun and water needs of that space, caring for the soil, incorporating waste and water management, getting creative with recycled and upcycled material, natural forms of pest control and the simple joy and fulfillment of gardening, the first step in reconnecting with nature.