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The Fruitful City

Date(s) - Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Toronto Botanical Garden

Helena Moncrieff is an enthusiast and advocate for the often-ignored fruit trees that dot city streets and yards. This devotion sees her regularly slipping into other people’s backyards, touring community orchards, and entering canning competitions. In her travels, writings and talks, she examines our relationship with food, wondering how these life-giving trees transitioned from subsistence staples to raccoon fodder. Helena shows us that while the bounty of apples is great, reconnecting with nature and our community is the real prize.


About Helena Moncrieff

Helena Moncrieff is a writer, professor, former radio journalist and lifelong city dweller. Her freezer is full of fruit collected from other people’s backyards. Her book, The Fruitful City, which was shortlisted for a Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture.

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