Date(s) - Thursday, September 19, 2019
11:30 pm - 12:30 am
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 THE PRESENTER
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.
- Dine at the Garden Cafe Pop Up. BBQ’d salmon steaks, bison burgers and veggie burgers served in the courtyard.
- Shop at the Pre-loved Garden Containers and other Treasures Sale in the Garden Shop
- Browse the Used Book Sale in the Weston Family Library
- Meet the curators of ZimSculpt in the Marketplace which will have extended evening shopping hours.