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Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

6:30 to 8:00 pm | Room 190

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NOTE: This screening is open to the public. Donation required for Healing Gardens for Children with Anxiety (Suggested amount: $20+)


Join Diana Beresford-Kroeger for this special screening of the documentary Call Of The Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom Of Trees. The film follows Diana as she investigates our profound biological and spiritual connection to forests. Her global journey, which takes her to the most beautiful forests in the Northern Hemisphere, from the sacred sugi and cedar forests of Japan to the great boreal forest of Canada, is a fascinating exploration of the science, folklore and restoration challenges of this essential ecosystem.

After the screening, Diana will host a special Q&A that further examines the amazing stories behind the history and legacy of these ancient forests, while also delving into the science of trees and the irreplaceable roles they play in protecting and feeding the planet.


About Diana Beresford-Kroeger

Diana Beresford-KroegerA botanist, medical biochemist and author, Diana Beresford-Kroeger possesses a unique combination of western scientific training and an understanding of the knowledge and methods of a wide variety of traditional and alternative sources. She works to bring a better understanding and appreciation of the scientific complexities of nature to the general public.

Beresford-Kroeger’s concept of bioplanning challenges ordinary people to develop a new relationship with the natural world, to view the environment as a biological system and to perform the ecological task of replanting the global forest.

Her books include The Sweetness of a Simple Life, The Global Forest, Arboretum Borealis: A Lifeline of the Planet, Arboretum America: A Philosophy of the Forest, and A Garden for Life.

Beresford-Kroeger was inducted as a Wings Worldquest fellow in 2010. In 2011 she was elected as a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, which in 2016 named her one of 25 women explorers of Canada.



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