THURSDAY OCTOBER 24, 7:00 PM TO 8:30 PM
GLEASON PUBLIC LIBRARY | HOLLIS ROOM
This screening is a special event in the run-up to our special Earth Day activities in 2020 .
The Call of the Forest: The forgotten wisdom of trees
FREE PUBLIC SHOWING OF AN INSPIRING FILM! Sign up at the Gleason Public Library calendar, Event tab for October 24, 6:30 PM, and reserve early as space is limited.
This beautiful documentary was written and narrated by Diana Beresford-Kroeger, a visionary bioscientist who is celebrated as "one of the last of the Druids" for her love and lore of native forests. She describes the vital roles of trees to supply oxygen and sequester carbon dioxide, as well as the fascinating medical benefits of "forest bathing" stress therapy. Travel with her as she crosses the globe -- from a forest shrine in the center of Tokyo to the Boreal forest at the top of the planet -- to meet with experts and activists who reveal how trees enable life as we know it. Finally, she proposes that each of us plant "at least one native tree somewhere on our own property for each of the next six years." For more info and to watch a trailer, see http://calloftheforest.ca/