Listen up parents, teachers, kids and all seekers of knowledge! On
June 1 in the auditorium of the Albion Bolton Community Centre, a dynamite
presentation is happening: LIFE LESSONS AND LEARNING TO LOVE WORMS.
Sound a little quirky? This is the last Green TEA speakers night until
fall and my bet is that it may just be one of the best.
Among other things, we will witness a vermicomposting demo by a wise
woman recognized with several environmental and business awards.
Cathy Nesbitt is a worm advocate and founder of Cathy’s Crawly Composters
– a business that specializes in vermicomposing and organic diversion.
Nesbitt has been involved in countless collection/composting research
projects and diverted several tonnes of waste from landfills. But it’s
her thought-provoking delivery and delightful sense of humour that keeps
her in demand as a speaker.
This and her inspirational story telling continue to raise awareness
about sustainable living. She believes there are lots of solutions to
the garbage crisis, one of which is vermicomposting.
Come and discover how to convert organic matter into nature’s finest
soil amendment and how red wiggler worms benefit the environment. This
engaging presentation will include a 15-minute session for kids who
would like to make their own mini worm kit. For a mere $5 they can take
one of Nesbitt’s kits home. This presentation will inspire kids from
ages 4 to 94.
Sharing the billing with Cathy Nesbitt is Damian MacSeain. Born in
Wawa and raised in Peel as a son of Irish immigrants, MacSeain longed
to know more about the relationship between people, community and place.
Together with his Aboriginal wife and children, Damian ventured north
to his wife’s fly-in James Bay Cree community, where timeless tradition
and modern development meet head on.
What, you ask, could this have to do with me and my lifestyle? Everything.
In his presentation, “Life Lessons From the North: A Year in Peetabeck”,
MacSeain uses pictures and stories to communicate his Top Ten Take-aways
from this breathtaking adventure.
I have had the pleasure of seeing this presentation and I have no hesitation
in recommending it. Sometimes all we need is a little perspective to
see our lives very differently.
Refreshments served at Green Tea events are always a tasty and healthy
highlight. Fair trade, organic coffee from Palgrave’s Buckstown Beans,
organic teas from Caledon East’s Tea Boutique, and snacks from Bolton’s
Soup du Jour will fill the bill on June 1, and don’t forget to bring
your own mug.
ABCC auditorium (upstairs) from 7 – 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Students
and seniors admitted free, as are Green T members. $5 for everyone else.
Please contact Patti Foley to reserve your seat: email@example.com
or (905) 951-0625.
How about we leave you with words from Cathy Nesbitt – “Without awareness,
action is impossible.”
And that is what Green TEA is all about.
“Without awareness, action is impossible.”
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