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Documentary Screening Series

Each feature-length film will explore issues relevant to horticulture today in relation to the larger ecological world. Expand your perspective while enjoying some great films in the Weston Family Library. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets available online or at the door while spaces last.

Date/Time Event
Thursday, March 22, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Messenger The Messenger

Imagine a world without birdsong – The Messenger is an artful investigation into the causes of songbird mass depletion and the compassionate people who are working to turn the tide. The film takes viewers on a visually stunning journey revealing how the problems facing birds also pose daunting implications for our planet and for us. Q&A with the filmmakers to follow.

Watch the trailer here

Co-hosted by Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Canada.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.

Coffee from Birds & Beans, Canada’s leading roaster of Smithsonian-certified bird-friendly coffee, will be available for purchase (by cup and bag) at this event. Please bring a reusable mug.

Light dinner options and treats will also be available for purchase at the TBG Organic Farmers’ Market.

Q&A with the filmmakers and FLAP to follow.


Saturday, April 21, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hometown Habitat Documentary Screening Hometown Habitat Documentary Screening

Toronto Botanical Garden and North American Native Plant Society are thrilled to bring you this visually-stunning documentary that advocates for a garden revolution using native plants.

This Earth Day: Save Pollinators. Save Water. Save the Earth. Build an army of Habitat Heroes.

This film tells the inspiring stories of 7 hometown habitat heroes. Featuring interviews with passionate experts and activists, and narrated by renowned entomologist Douglas Tallamy, the film challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else.

Producer/director Catherine Zimmerman shares the success stories and works in-progress that re-awaken and re-define our relationship with nature.

The message: All of us have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of the earth.

The goal: Build a new army of habitat heroes!

Watch the trailer here


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