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Smithers: Reading & slideshow — Derrick Stacey Denholm, Ground-Truthing

April 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

GROUND TRUTHING coverJoin Derrick Stacey Denholm for this engaging talk and slideshow where we will explore question like these: What can we learn from the ecology of BC’s coastal rainforest that can help us lead better lives? What does our scientific understanding of spawning salmon offer us in way of practical, ethical and moral lessons? How are fungal interactions within the forest floor more important, more beneficial and more communicative than the Internet?

Derrick Stacey Denholm has spent twenty-five years as a forestry field worker, planting trees, marking cutblock boundaries and timber-cruising. In Ground-Truthing, he combines this experience with his perspective as a poet and artist to guide us through the tangle of social, ecological and economic slash piles that dominate BC’s North Coast. Scientists, poets, loggers, activists, mushroom hunters–Ground-Truthing explores this diverse terrain of communities and cultures in its search for an answer to one of our most urgent questions: How can we work productively and participate ethically in a life that maintains respect for the wild, not only in the rain-soaked forests of BC’s North Coast, but everywhere?

“An urgent but hopeful call to once again understand the world as ‘Storied Lands,’ as wondrous, interconnected, irreplaceable homeplaces to which we must pay careful and close attention.”
– Sarah de Leeuw


April 23, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Canada
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