Hi. I’m Clement Kent and I’ll be talking at our January meeting about Caring for Our Planet, not just as gardeners and horticulturalists but also as ordinary people of any sort. I’ve been thinking and researching this for six months now, and some of the most interesting insights I’ve gained have come from asking people what the topic means to them. I’ve talked with gardeners and geeks and geographers, economists and ecologists and environmentalists, farmers, family and friends, landscapers and law students. I’ll present some of their answers but I also want to spend time discussing this with you. If you have friends who are engaged in caring activities, bring them along even if they’re not gardeners. I’ll be using feedback I get from you a few days later when I give the talk again to environmental studies students at York University. Although I’ll touch on ethics, spirituality, and philosophy, I’ll also describe very specific small acts you can do every day in your garden or in your life which help. Please bring your questions and friends! Come and help educate me on this fascinating subject!
Meetings are held at the Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church, 250 Dunn Avenue, just south of Queen Street West. Doors open at 6:30pm. Meetings start informally around 7:00pm and the meeting starts at 7:30pm. Arrive after 6:30pm and enjoy coffee and cookies while you check out the Hort library, chat, and ask questions!