The Hidden Life of Trees

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(*PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TICKETS INCLUDING BRUNCH ARE OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT! HOWEVER, THERE ARE STILL TICKETS THAT DON’T INCLUDE BRUNCH FOR SALE*)
AWAKE & AWARE
 is a conscious cinema program that presents opportunities to see and understand the relations between things, people, and processes, things that we usually might not see completely because of our perception of our circumstances.

 

THE SCHEDULE:

• 11:00am – Doors Open
• 11:30am – Brunch by Green Gables Cafe

• 12:00pm – Film Starts
• 1:35pm – Post-Film Discussion with Conservation Biologist, Hali’a Eastburn

 

THE MENU:

• Grilled chicken breast with avocado, tomato & Chipotle aioli on a wheat French bun
(Veggie Option: Grilled portobello with hummus, tomato & microgreens on wheat French bun)
• Petite kale, carrot, beet salad
• Terra chips
• Whole wheat chocolate chip cookie
(PLEASE NOTE THAT VEGGIE OPTIONS MUST BE REQUESTED VIA EMAIL - INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED IN YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL)

 

THE FILM:

The whole world is talking about the environment, but frequently fails to listen to nature itself. Peter Wohlleben has changed all that: in THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES he opens our eyes to the hidden world of the woods.

When Peter Wohlleben published his book “The Hidden Life of Trees” in 2015, he stormed all the bestseller charts overnight: no-one had ever written about the German woods like the forester from the parish of Wershofen before. Wohlleben tells us in an entertaining and enlightening fashion about the solidarity and cohesion of the trees and strikes a chord with his ever-growing community of readers: he brings us closer to these astounding living entities in guided tours of the woods and readings. Wohlleben travels to Sweden to see the oldest tree in the world; he visits businesses in Vancouver that are looking for a new approach to how to treat the woods; he sides with the Hambacher Forst demonstrators. Because he knows that we humans can only survive if the woods are healthy – and that the eleventh hour is already upon us…

 

POST-FILM SPEAKER:

Hali’a Eastburn, conservation biologist, graduate researcher, writer and photographer, grew up falling in love with nature in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since completing a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from University of Florida, she has assisted with curating museum insect collections, surveyed endangered butterfly populations, and worked as an urban forester. Hali’a is currently a graduate researcher at Texas Christian University where she's studying the effects of habitat fragmentation on carnivorous plants in Texas. She’s passionate about tree equity, native habitat restoration and regenerative agriculture. In her free time, Hali’a enjoys making art, camping and fishing with her pup and exploring the Dallas-Fort Worth food scene.

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