An Evening with Diana Beresford-Kroeger
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Occupy Forum presents: Diana Beresford-Kroeger
CALL of the FOREST: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees.
Trees provide food, create medicine, and most importantly, provide life-giving oxygen. Without trees and their ability to capture carbon dioxide, our living breathable atmosphere would cease to exist. Trees are the most important living organisms on earth, chemically affecting our environment more than anything else, and playing a vital role that sustains all life. Trees are literally the lifeline of the planet and the key to reversing climate change.
Visionary scientist, conservationist and author, Diana Beresford-Kroeger takes us on a journey to the ancient forests of the northern hemisphere, revealing the profound connection that exists between trees and human life and the vital ways that trees sustain all life on the planet. From the sacred sugi and cedar forests of Japan, the ancient Raheen Wood of Ireland, the walnut and redwood trees of America, to the great boreal forest of Canada, Beresford-Kroeger takes us behind the history and legacy of these ancient forests and explains the science of trees and the irreplaceable roles they play in protecting and feeding the planet.
Interviewed are some of the world’s foremost experts in reforestation: Dr. Akira Miyawaki, a worldwide specialist in the restoration of natural forest systems on degraded land; Dr. Bill Libby, a pioneer in the field of forest tree genetics; Andrew St. Ledger, founder of The Woodland League in Ireland. We are introduced to the Anishinaabe people of Pimachiowin Aki (Canada) who are saving 33,400 square kilometers of boreal forest.
As human society has developed we have lost upwards of ninety five percent of the world’s forests and continue to lose more than one hundred and forty square kilometres of forest per day. Only 5% of the world’s old growth native forests currently remain today. The Call of the Forest film and movement is a call for massive, global reforestation to reverse climate change.
Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a world recognized author and scientist. She has a unique combination of western scientific knowledge and the traditional concepts of the ancient world. Orphaned in Ireland in her youth, Beresford-Kroeger was educated by elders who instructed her in the Brehon knowledge of plants and nature.
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