A Call for Urban Orchards

Susan Poizner of the eco-gardening group Growing for Green tells the story of Toronto’s first community orchard, and explains why she feels that orchards have an important role to place in the urban environment in years to come.

 

Ontario Curriculum:

  • Social Studies: Geography – Grade 7 – Natural Resources
  • Science and Technology: Grade 7 – Understanding Life Systems – Interactions in the environment
  • Social Studies: Grade 9 & 10 – Food and Nutrition
  • Social Studies: Grade 12 – Food and Nutrition
  • Science: Grade 9 – Biology – Sustainable Ecosystems
  • Canadian and World Studies: Grade 9 – Geography of Canada – Human-Environment Interactions, Understanding and Managing Change
  • Canadian and World Studies: Grade 10 – Civics

Films and teachers notes available from Visual Education Centre

Links:
Ben  Nobleman Park Community Orchard

Credits:
Writer, Producer, Director, Editor: Susan Poizner
Senior Editor and Graphics: Marcus Moore
Director of Photography: Robin Bain
Sound: Jason Hopfner
Production Assistant: Cliff Changoor

FEATURING:
Todd Irvine
Susan Poizner
Sherry Firing
Lynn Nicholas
Cathy Rowley
Cliff Changoor
Joe Mihevc
Laura Reinsborough

THANK YOU TO:
Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests
Not Far From The Tree
Harry Kazden
Pine Villa Retirement Residence

STILL PHOTOGRAPHS
Susan Poizner
Cliff Changoor
Stephane Grenon

Produced with assistance of
THE TREE FUND

Produced by: Susan Poizner
Copyright 2012

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