UPDATE: We're down to 13 well-behaved young sapling trees still looking for adopters. They need mulching soon, and then 5-gallons of water a week (unless it's rained heavily) from now until the end of September-ish. We've a few water outlets, buggies and jugs around the park. When you're away for more than six days, trade some watering duties with your tree neighbor. Hesto presto -- we've helped ensure a healthy tree canopy for the next hundred years.
See this film! Wed. May 29th, Royal theatre 7pm.
The Toronto Farmers' Market Network (www.tfmn.ca) presents a screening of Symphony of the Soil, made by filmmaker, Debra Koons Garcia of 'The Future of Food'. This recently released documentary has not been widely seen, so this is a unique opportunity. For trailer and details on the film visit www.symphonyofthesoil.com.
Where: Royal Theatre, 608 College St.
Time: 7pm – film starts promptly, please arrive early
Tickets at the door: $10 ($5 for 12 and under)
Synopsis: 'Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of a miraculous substance, soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil's key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time. Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers, Symphony of the Soil is an intriguing presentation that highlights the possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.'
Toronto Farmers' Market Network brings together community-based market organizers to share information, advocate for a strong and healthy local food system, and grow great markets in our city.
Visit www.tfmn.ca to find your farmers' market. Feel free to print and post the attached flyer to help spread the word of this very insightful and intelligent film.
Carolyn Wong (Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market) & Anne Freeman (Dufferin Grove Farmers Market)
Who are we?
Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park is a volunteer group that works together to improve the green space, cultural and recreational activities of Trinity Bellwoods Park. Its volunteer members have founded and operate a weekly summer farmers market, coordinate an Adopt-A-Tree program to water and nurture the new planted saplings in the park, created and operate a greenhouse as an educational and community resource, present bulb and shrub planting events in collaboration with Parks & Recreation and respond to community issues that affect the park. Since 2001, Friends of Trinity Bellwoods has been recognized by Parks & Rec and by our Councillor as the vehicle of community consultation for the park. We are a diverse group who are willing to share new ideas, respect other points of view, and participate in a collaborative process to create a vibrant community park.
Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park have no financial backing from outside sources. We have been able to realize our initiatives (i.e. costs associated with the Adopt-a-Tree initiative, green house, Park Days, Clean up Days and the commissioning of the 2009 Tree Inventory) by soliciting donations from film shoots and Special Events that occur in the park – which is truly hit & miss – and the occasional private citizen. Our Farmers Market, so far, has been able to contribute the past several years and plan to on an annual basis. We are not flush, so if you would like to make a donation to the Friends, we will gladly accept. Just drop us an email for more info.