Land & Climate, People & Plants

An evening of insight for gardeners, activists, and other attentive humans

We are delighted to announce a special event with two exceptional speakers: Lorraine Johnson and Daniel Coleman. Scroll down for bios and speaker links.
When: Wed. March 18, 2020; 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Where: McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton Ontario
Cost: Pay-What-You-May
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Net proceeds go to Environment Hamilton
Your gardening, advocacy or activist group is welcome to share news and event information at our literature table.
This is a pay-what-you-may public event. There is no pre-registration. Seating is on a first-come basis. The venue is wheelchair accessible.
There is plenty of free parking. Transit and driving information is here https://mcmasterinnovationpark.ca/pages/transportation.
Both Lorraine and Daniel will have books available for purchase at the event. Note that book sales are cash only.

Lorraine Johnson

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Lorraine Johnson


Gardening & Climate Change: Action in a Time of Crisis.
Author, activist, and gardener Lorraine Johnson looks at garden resilience. What will more frequent and longer droughts, bigger storms, temperature extremes, habitat loss, and species decline mean for us? Lorraine will focus on the many ways that our gardens can be places of ecological health and positive action.


Lorraine’s Books (on GoodReads)


Bio on publisher’s web site


Uban Chickens article in THIS! Magazine, 2012


Article “Creating Community Through Native Plants”


“The Reason for Gardens” video and article in Harrowsmith Magazine

Daniel Coleman

How Big is Your Family?

photo of Daniel Coleman

Daniel Coleman


Award-winning author and McMaster professor Daniel Coleman brings together views about our role as urban humans in what we could call land justice, both in environmental terms and in relation to Indigenous people. What would it mean to think of plants and animals–and people different from us–as parts of our families?


“Yard Work: A Biography of an Urban Place” bio and book info on publisher’s web site


Book Review by Angie Abdou


Interview (YouTube video)


Article in Hamilton Spectator


CBC News Article