It’s cold outside and what better way to settle indoors than watch a good movie. Transition Cornwall+ is running its annual free film series in partnership with the Cornwall Public Library.
To begin, on Sunday, February 10 at 1:30 the Food Action Group is presenting Plant this Movie. This film shows an exploration of the current state of urban farming around the world. It provides a great perspective for those who are already practicing or interested in urban agriculture or wanting to be involved in the future. Presenting this now is timely as Cornwall is launching its new Edible Cities initiative this year, with the first plantings of perennial edible bushes and trees in Lamoureux Park. Alain D’Aoust, leading this project, will be on hand after the film to discuss its messages and connect it with our own local experience. And to get visitors really feeling warm and cosy, the Food Group is serving hot soup and buns.
The next film in the series is for the whole family and perfect for March Break. On Sunday, March 10 at 1:30 pm, the Tree Action Arbre Group is showing the National Film Board classic 1966 film, Paddle to the Sea (28 mins) along with fun paper crafts and activities. The incredible journey of the tiny hand-carved canoe along the great lakes and St. Lawrence is inspirational and thought provoking as we assess what challenges confront this waterway from our perspective of over 50 years later.
Both films will be shown at the Cornwall Public Library, 45 Second Street East, Cornwall. For further information, see www.transitioncornwall.com or telephone 613 534 2202.