Trees for Life with Tree Fest Ottawa

Guest post written by Tree Fest Ottawa.

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Respect trees. And respect them again; they are partners in life.” Diana Beresford-Kroeger

Join Tree Fest Ottawa and Forests Without Borders at Trees for Life, an evening with world-recognized tree expert Diana Beresford-Kroeger and short documentary films about people changing the world one tree at a time.

Diana Beresford-Kroeger, Canadian botanist, medical biochemist, and self-described renegade scientist, is on a mission to educate people around the world about the life-giving properties of trees, and the difference we can make by helping to replant the global forest.

Her “renegade science” draws from the traditions of Western medicine and botany, aboriginal healing, and the ancient world to promote a visionary bioplan with a profound call to action: for us to reconnect with the majesty of nature, to learn about the heritage and diverse properties of trees, and to reforest our habitats with old-growth species.

Diana’s talk, Banking on Trees, will describe the science and magic of trees locally and globally, how they hold answers to some of the most pressing human problems, her activism to promote and protect trees for life, and how we can get involved. Come to this free public event to meet and learn from the engaging and inspiring Diana Beresford-Kroeger.

Trees for Life

When: Oct 6, 6:30-9:30 pm

Where: Horticulture building, Lansdowne Park

Cost: Free! Reserve your seat(s) at treefestottawa@gmail.com

Trees for Life is part of Tree Fest Ottawa’s PhotoSynthesis outdoor photography exhibit. Visit Tree Fest Ottawa’s website to learn more about the photography exhibit and its free public events.

Founded in 2015, Tree Fest Ottawa connects people with trees, inspires dialogue and learning, and transforms how we see, engage with, and act in the world around us. We use the power of photographs and stories to capture public attention and encourage people to take action to protect the trees in our environment – and plant new native trees. For more info, visit: treefestottawa.org.

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2 thoughts on “Trees for Life with Tree Fest Ottawa

  • Thank you for the heads-up about this event.

    As a Mother, office worker and closet tree hugger, I made an effort to RSVP and attend after a long day.

    Things got rolling 30 minutes late. The exhibitor tables could have used better lighting. I would have bought some jams and jellies if I could have read the labels better :-\

    The guest speaker was engaging and animated in her delivery, sharing her experiences, many anecdotes and sage advice. I purchased a copy of her recent book “The Sweetness of a Simple Life.” It’s the perfect size for bus reading. Waited patiently to meet the author and get it signed…

    It was interesting as well to hear about the Forests Without Borders organization, its goals and activities. I offered my $upport to them as well.

    Afterwards, I only got half-way through the outside photo exhibit due to a fence / barricade that cut through, forcing one to take a detour around the barricade if wanting to continue. I suppose it was put in place to channel and herd that evening’s football fans arriving from the school bus parking lot?

    Thanks again. I find your blog very informative and helpful to keep apprised of events within busing, walking distance in the city.

    Keep up the good work!

    Theresa

    • Thanks very much, Theresa, for your comments on the event and the blog. I really appreciate that you took the time to share your experience.

      I’m sorry you couldn’t see the whole PhotoSynthesis photo exhibit–people in Ottawa are doing some impressive things on behalf of trees. (You can read their stories on the website http://treefestottawa.org/stories/ too.)

      Glad the blog is helpful!

      Best, Denise

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