A Conversation with Tzeporah Berman
April 27, 2023
4:30pm - Meet & Mingle with Cedar Distillation on the Patio
6:00pm - 7:15pm - Interview with Q&A in the Barn
We are excited to host Tzeporah Berman at Bilston Creek Farm.
For more than two decades, the John Albert Hall lecture series, a joint initiative of UVic’s Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (CSRS) and the Anglican Diocese of Islands and Inlets of British Columbia, has featured prominent thinkers speaking on topics related to the changing role of religion in contemporary society.
Bilston Creek Farm has partnered with the University of Victoria Centre for Studies in Religion and Society and the Anglican Diocese of Islands and Inlets to organize a discussion between Tzperorah Berman and Andy MacKinnon. There will be a Q&A section following the conversation for attendees.
With the support of St. Mary of The Incarnation and the Metchosin Foundation with Bilston Creek Farm we are able to make this informative evening possible for the public to attend.
The evening will begin with a Cedar Distillation demonstration at 4:30pm on our Lavender Patio. Attendees are welcome to come out early, learn about the farm, and enjoy the property. Food and Beverages will be available to purchase in our retail store. We will have benches throughout the Orchard and seating available in the barn.
Admission: $5 per person (Available Online here or at the Door)
About Guest Speakers:
Tzeporah Berman BA, MES, LLD (honoris causa) has been designing environmental campaigns and working on environmental policy in Canada and beyond for over thirty years. She is currently the International Program Director at Stand.earth and the Chair of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. She is the co-founder of the Global Gas & Oil Network, the former co-director of Greenpeace International's Global Climate and Energy Program, and the co-founder of ForestEthics (now Stand.earth). Tzeporah is a recipient of the Climate Breakthrough Project Award and she gave a widely-viewed TED Talk presenting the case for a global treaty to phase out fossil fuels.
Andy MacKinnon is a forest ecologist who lives in Metchosin B.C. Until his retirement in 2015, he worked for the B.C. Forest Service for three decades, mostly on B.C.’s coast, where he was responsible for ecosystem classification and mapping and a program of forest ecology research focused on old growth structure and composition, effects of climate change, and B.C.’s native plants and fungi.