Reviving Local Heritage: Discover. Connect. Get Inspired. The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas guest speaker is presenting an introductory talk, “Global Crusader and Changemaker” with Richard St. Barbe Baker and his roots in Saskatoon. What role do the stories told about the Saskatoon afforestation areas- these laboratories in ecological succession- have in shaping urban long-range plans, and as nature-based solutions to climate change? Presented in partnership with The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas as part of the International Tree Foundation’s centenary and the 50th anniversary of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area.

Conservationist Richard St. Barbe Baker, the extraordinary visionary behind the International Tree Foundation, leads campaigns around the world including the reclamation projects for the world’s deserts and the protection of virgin forests from destruction. Award-Winning Christopher Chapman archival footage brings this historic figure to life. This Riley Deacon-directed documentary features Baker’s tree sense urging and encouraging every citizen to plant, protect and love their native trees. Baker’s message is inspirational. Hear from people locally and from around the world who knew Baker and attest to Baker’s success and motivational formula.

Reviving Local Heritage

When: July 22, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m
Where: Remai Modern
Address: 102 Spadina Crescent East Saskatoon, SK S7K 0L3
Phone: 306 380 5368