Diana Beresford-Kroeger - To Speak for the Trees
Join Diana Beresford-Kroeger, renowned botanist, biochemist and visionary, as she talks about her newest book 'To Speak for the Trees' and her childhood spent studying the forests of Ireland. In her workshop she will share ancient wisdom and explore how to use everyday tree medicine.
FRI, NOV 15, 7:30pm ~ Talk, Q&A, and Book Signing
SAT, NOV 16, 1pm-5pm ~ Workshop & film screening
"This is a very important work." ~ David Suzuki
"In her youth in Ireland Diana Beresford-Kroeger received an extraordinary and unique education in traditional Celtic plant lore. At university in Canada she specialized in biochemistry and merged what she learned and observed into her signature studies of trees, augmented by First Nation forest wisdom. This autobiography of learning ways to heal the damaged earth and break the tightening grip of climate crisis offers a rational and inclusive way to keep our future. ~ Annie Proulx
Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a world recognized author, medical biochemist and botanist who is an expert on the medicinal, environmental, nutritional, and herbicidal properties of trees. She has a unique combination of western scientific knowledge and traditional concepts of the ancient world. Orphaned in Ireland in her youth, Beresford-Kroeger was educated by elders who instructed her in the Brehon knowledge of plants and nature.
Told she was the last child of ancient Ireland and to one day bring this knowledge to a troubled future, Beresford-Kroeger has done exactly that.
Diana Beresford-Kroeger is an elected fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, and has been named by the society as one of 25 Women Explorers of Canada. She has also been inducted as a Wings Worldquest fellow, and has been named one of Utne Readers World Visionaries.
Both events hosted by UNITY OF VANCOUVER and BANYEN BOOKS & SOUND.
Unity of Vancouver (View)
5840 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6M 2V9