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Lettuce Grow Film Series: Earth Day

Thursday, April 12th– To Make a Farm

Often considered a way of life from the past, today there is a movement of young people without farming backgrounds taking up this challenging profession. To Make a Farm follows the lives of five such young Canadians through their first seasons on the land, as the joys and disappointments of bringing life from the earth become a quiet manifesto for social change. (80 minutes).

Thursday, April 19th – Earth Week Film Festival Hits the Tidemark

Be inspired and help local students take action on environmental projects by attending the upcoming Earth Week Film Festival at the Tidemark Theatre on Thursday, Apr. 19.

As part of the annual event, the City of Campbell River and School District 72 are planning an action-packed evening, which includes student films, community booths, and an opportunity to meet Jen and Grant, the young couple starring in the award-winning feature film, the Clean Bin Project.

The evening promises to be thought-provoking, refreshing and humorous, while addressing some of the pressing environmental issues affecting our planet. Admission is by donation at the door, with all proceeds going to student environmental projects. Doors are at 6:30 p.m., showtime is 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 20th – Earth Day at Healthyway Natural Foods  10-5pm

10-6          Local food products to be sampled all day & a few raffles too. Buy a local product ~ enter to win.

10-12        Abuelo’s Corn Tortilla Demo

10-12        Greenways Landtrust booth ~ This is a match donation day.  Healthyway will match every dollar up to $500.

1-3 pm      Gerry Pattison of Pattison Farms (black creek) is joined by Ronald St. Pierre, owner/chef of Local Restaurant in Courtenay to prepare some of Gerry’s freshly harvested veggies.

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Friday, April 20th– The World According to Monsanto

This documentary pieces together the story of Monsanto, a century-old corporation with a controversial past and today’s leader in genetically modified crops. Monsanto claims it wants to solve world hunger and protect the environment, but its quest for market supremacy is to the detriment of global food security and environmental stability (114 minutes).

Broom  Bash – Saturday, April 21, Myrt Thompson Trail

Join Greenways Land Trust for their annual event to remove invasive species in the Campbell River estuary. Meet at the Myrt Thompson Trail (off the end of Maple Street, behind the Quinsam Hotel). Volunteers are invited to help between 10 am and 1 pm and all necessary equipment will be provided.  For more information contact Greenways Land Trust at 250-287-3785 or visit www.greenwaystrust.ca

Mason Bee Workshop- Saturday, April 21st@ the Community Centre

Join CSWM Compost Education Centre and the City of Campbell River from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 21 to learn how you can have mason bees in your own backyard. Learn about the lifecycle of our native mason bees and the importance of pollination. This event will feature Guest Speaker Al Morton. For more information, email: email hidden; JavaScript is required

 

** This content in part was shared from Sustainable Campbell River.

 


April 12, 2012