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The Fruitful City - The Enduring Power of the Urban Food Forest

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May 15, 2018
6:30 pm until 8:00 pm


The Fruitful City - The Enduring Power of the Urban Food Forest
  When was the last time you considered eating fruit from a city tree? In Toronto alone, volunteers with Not Far From the Tree have picked almost 150,000 pounds of fruit since 2008. In The Fruitful City, Toronto author Helena Moncrieff examines these locally based movements and our relationship with food through the fruit trees that dot city streets and yards. The book also covers horticultural therapy, hunger, food waste, and how urban harvesting cultivates new communities.

Meet Helena at this book talk and learn how backyard fruit was once a staple of urban kitchens and how specific fruit varieties are now experiencing a resurgence. Moncrieff will also discuss the revitalization of the relationship between nature and community in this program presented as part of Toronto Public Library's Our Fragile Planet program series.

Cost Free

Yorkville Branch, Toronto Public Library
22 Yorkville Ave.
Toronto, ON
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