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Bernheim Under Threat at Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees, Louisville
January 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
The St. Paul Christian Action Group and Drepung Gomang Center For Engaging Compassion present a screening of the film, Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees.
Free Event! Donations accepted.
Healthy snacks will be served.
Join us at St. Paul United Methodist Church in McAdams Hall on January 24 for a free screening of the film, Call of the Forest, which offers crucial insight into the importance of trees to the welfare of the earth and humanity.
The evening will include: Film screening • Discussion • Brief presentations from local organizations, including Bernheim, who will discuss the current threat we face as LG&E plans to seize our land to install a natural gas pipeline.
Local tree-friendly organizations will be present to share information about the work they are doing to protect and propagate trees in our community. Representatives from Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Trees Louisville, Louisville Grows, Bernheim Forest, and Louisville Metro Division of Community Forestry will be present to offer information on their organizations.
“From the sacred sugi and cedar forests of Japan to the great boreal forest of Canada, [Diana] Beresford-Kroeger shares the history and legacy of these old-growth forests while explaining the science of trees and the irreplaceable roles they play in protecting and feeding the planet. She reminds us that when we improve our profound human connection to woodlands we can restore our spirit, our health, and our planet.” – from the official film description
“CALL OF THE FOREST is a film of rare significance. It draws the viewer into the green world that sustains life on this planet at a crucial ecological point, and is an introduction to the work of Diana Beresford-Kroeger, one of the least known but most important people on the planet.” -Annie Proulx, Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of “The Shipping News” and “Brokeback Mountain.”