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Local Harvest Film Festival and Resource Fair - North Vancouver | Walking the Talk

Local Harvest Film Festival and Resource Fair - North Vancouver

2007-08-04 09:00
2007-08-06 17:00

Local Harvest
This BC Day long weekend (August 4-6), join us for a film festival and resource fair to celebrate our local harvest!

When: Saturday, August 4th to Sunday, August 6th, 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, Lynn Canyon Park. 3663 Park Road, end of Peter’s Road, North Vancouver.
Phone: 604-981-3103

Featuring:
* Free seeds donated by West Coast Seeds
* Free gardening workshops
* Delicious goodies to buy
* Displays from local food organizations
* Films about food, farming, and gardening – thanks to Farm Folk, City Folk

Saturday, August 4th

My Father’s Garden
A film by Miranda Smith
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
A documentary about the use of technology on the American farm. The
filmmaker explores her father’s history and the history of organic
farming.

Broken Limbs: Apples and the New American Farmer
A film by Guy Evans
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Filmmaker Guy Evans sets out to
discover why his father is losing his livelihood as an apple grower and
discovers a new breed of sustainable agriculture.

Sunday, August 5th

Promote Your Pollinators
A workshop by the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
Free. Space is limited. Please pre-register.
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Learn about local pollinators! Make a bee house and a butterfly planter to attract pollinators to your garden.

The Gleaners and I
A film by Agnes Varda
11:30 am -1:00pm
A look at the practice of gleaning in France. The filmmaker follows those who find a use for what society has cast away.

Deconstructing Supper
Film by Marianne Kaplan
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Chef John Bishop travels the world to learn about our food choices and
meets scientists and activists with opposing views on genetic
engineering.

Monday, August 6th

The End of Suburbia
Film by Gregory Greene
How sustainable are the suburbs? This film explores the potential collapse of the American dream.

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
Film from The Community Solution
The story of how Cuba’s oil crisis turned the country into a nation of urban farmers.

Winter Gardening
Workshop with Arzeena Hamir of Terra Viva Organics
Free. Space is limited. Please pre-register.
Monday, August 6th, 1-2:30 pm
Extend your gardening season! Learn what winter vegetables will grow in your garden.

Event:

RSVP with enthusiasm

As a determined balcony gardener yearning to grow veggies year-round I am really looking forward to taking in as many films and workshops as possible. Now I know where I'll be this BC Day long weekend.