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Folk U: Intergenerational Perspectives on Climate

Carrie Saxifrage, Tianna Hope, and Kiera Tsakonas joined host Manda Aufochs Gillespie for the January 19th FolkU Friday session. An intergenerational conversation about the climate crisis, this episode touches on the importance of human connection, mitigation and adaptation, generational differences in needs and interpretations of environmental changes and response, and empowering environmental futures.

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Art Review of A Show of Gratitude: in praise of going the distance

The current exhibition by Hannes Grosse at the Old Schoolhouse Gallery finally explains an answer I received in 1984. I was an uppity puppy of a new faculty member at the Nova Scotia College of Design, and I asked the head of the Studio Division, Ron Shuebrook,  “Why make art?”  He turned slowly, held my gaze, and said, “to go the distance.  Just go the distance.” 

Go the distance to where?

Hannes Grosse knows the distance, and how to get there. 

A Show of Gratitude is more than a history of a life with art, it is a revelation of the depth of perseverance and the height of commitment required for the journey.  

Here are three ways you might look at the distance traveled in Hannes’ art.

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Suzanne Simard speaks at the 2023 Cortes Community Forest AGM

The Mother Tree Project began in one Lower Mainland and nine Interior forests. They recently expanded their research on the coast, where Dr Suzanne Simard says the forests are richest in terms of biodiversity. A team came to Cortes Island at the invitation of the Cortes Community Forest Cooperative, and students from the Cortes Island Academy will be taking part in a research propject later this year. Dr Simard described the Mother Tree Project’s work on Cortes, and responded to questions, at the Community Forest’s 2023 AGM.

This is an abridged transcript taken from the ZOOM audio. 

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Expert Panel Discussion: Suzanne Simard, Tzeporah Berman, Paul Stamets

An expert panel discussion featuring Suzanne Simard, Tzepoarh Berman and Paul Stamets was one of the highlights of the Children’s Forest AGM on January 28. The topics ranged from finding an effective way to communicate with industry to a proposed research collaboration on Cortes Island. The podcast below is an abridged version of that segment, starting with the introduction Forest Berman-Hatch gave for his mother.

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Forestry cooperative explores value-added timber products as way to do more with less

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

According to the BC government, recent projections indicate there will be a decline in timber supply by 2025 throughout the province.

As a result, the Cortes Island Community Forestry Cooperative (CCFC) is hoping to find creative ways to repurpose timber on the island. The organization is holding a public meeting this weekend that aims to get public input on creating value added wood products from timber harvested on its nearly 4,000 hectare tenure.

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