Tuesday, November 13, 2012


      screening at
      Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 3:00pm in UTC-07
      River Park Auditorium 3818 14 A Street SW Calgary, AB

Thursday, September 20, 2012

10th Annual Manitoba CD/CED Gathering, Oct. 19, 2012, Churchill High School, Winnipeg

 AND THIS IS MY GARDEN screening @ 10th Annual Manitoba CD/CED Gathering, Oct. 19, 2012, session (2:45-4:15), Churchill High School,510 Hay Street,Winnipeg, MB

Learn more about Keynote Speaker Raj Patel, award-winning writer of Stuffed and Starved, and The Value of Nothing, activist, and academic. 
for more info & to register see:

World Food Day - St. Bon. College - St. John's, NF

AND THIS IS MY GARDEN screening on
World Food Day
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
St. Bonaventure College
St. John's, Newfoundland
St. Bonaventure College

Monday, September 10, 2012


AND THIS IS MY GARDEN  is now available [free of charge] to all
MTS TV subscribers across Manitoba.
It can be found under Video On Demand/ Winnipeg On Demand/ Lifestyle or
by simply using the search function in the menu.

Monday, July 16, 2012


AND THIS IS MY GARDEN selected to screen at  DOCUTAH 2012
Southern Utah International Film Festival, Sept. 5 - 9,
Dixie State College,  St. George, Utah.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

MARDA LOOP Justice Film Festival, Calgary

AND THIS IS MY GARDEN has been selected to screen during the


AND THIS IS MY GARDEN has been selected to screen at the
10th Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto, June 20 - 24
Carlton Cinema, Wednesday, June 20, 2 -4 pm

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival, OTTAWA

AND THIS IS MY GARDEN has been selected to screen at the
Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival held in Ottawa June 19-24.
Library Archives Canada Auditorium - Wednesday June 20, 8:30pm

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dietitians of Canada, 2012 National Conference

Toronto June 14 - 16, 2012

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

And This Is My Garden screening @ Dietetics Cinema



Sunday, May 27, 2012

Friends of Gardens Manitoba, AGM

And This Is My Garden screening: Friends of Gardens Manitoba, AGM
May 29th  2012 - 7:00 p.m.
Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg

I learned the love of gardening from my parents - the learning continues...

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Honolulu Museum of Art

And This Is My Garden  May, 12. 2012, 7:30 p.m. 
Garden of Cinematic Delights Film Festival
Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


AND THIS IS MY GARDEN selected to screen at 10th Anniversary Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF), Wed. June 20th - Sunday, June 24th, 2012 (Toronto, Canada)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Screening in Honolulu, Hawaii!

AND THIS IS MY GARDEN has been accepted in the Garden of Cinematic Delights Film Festival, May 11 -13, at the Honolulu Museum of Art's Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu, Hawaii.

More information will be posted when available, we will be editing a short (2 minute) new trailer for this event.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Calcary Herald re. ATIMG screening

As every kid who didn’t grow up on a farm knows, “baby” carrots come from sealed plastic bags with pictures of bunnies on them; they are uniform in size, no larger than a grown-up’s pinkie finger, dirt-free and as smooth as if they’d been individually turned on a lathe. Right? Guess again, city boy.

In the 2010 documentary And This Is My Garden, Winnipeg filmmaker Katharina Stieffenhofer follows school teacher Eleanor Woitowicz of Mel Johnson School in Wabowden, northern Manitoba, as she educates a class of Grade Five students on how to raise vegetables in backyard gardens. The goal is to empower the kids to sustainably grow their own food; the result is this engaging, internationally acclaimed film (Winner Most Inspirational at the Ecofocus Film Festival; 2011 Winner of the Audience Award Inspiring Lives! Princeton Environmental Film Festival) chronicling how children’s lives can be altered in positive ways by the power of education. The 58-minute film follows the students from planting to harvesting to a community feast.

This is a Cheap Date in more ways than one: first, admission to the flick (at Cardel Park, 180 Quarry Park Blvd. S.E. on Monday, March 19, 7 p.m.) is free with a food-bank donation and, second, you may come away inspired to plant a backyard garden this spring and reap your own affordable and tasty rewards. Following the film, which is brought to you by local non-profit association R.E.A.P. (Respect for the Earth and All People), chat with local gardening types and peruse displays of local community gardens for inspiration.

Pre-Show Dirt: Garden Lounger

Get in the vegetable-growing mood before you see the documentary by spending time wandering the aisles of Green Gate Gardening Centres, one of the movie’s sponsors. While it’s still too early to plant outdoors, now is the perfect time to start planting long-season or warm-weather veggies inside— including broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, herbs and, for the adventurous Calgary gardener, melons. Stock up on seeds and seed-starting equipment such as humidity trays and mini-greenhouses, or just wander, breathe in some mossy goodness and help yourself to a free coffee or hot chocolate in the lounge while you dream of cultivating your garden after the snow melts.

Green Gate is at 14111 Macleod Tr. S. Open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. (403) 256-1212, greengate.ca.

Comments 1

Eleanor Woitowicz

9:49 AM

Thank you for screening the film. Katharina worked very hard to create this wonderful film. She took the time to highlight the beauty of our small northern community. Our students will feel proud to know that others are continuing to watch the documentary. Much appreciate the interest in our project and we hope it will inspire others to garden even though it can be hard work but at the same time, very therapeutic and rewarding. Once again thanks!


Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Feedback from Tina Schliessler, producer "Peace Out" http://www.haidagwaiifilmfestival.ca/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=7&sobi2Id=45&Itemid=5
& artist/photographer "Bushwack" http://www.literaryfilmfestival.com/Bushwhack-film-by-Tina-Schliessler-and-Heather-Haley
both films screened at HGFF Haida Gwaii Film Festival to screening of "And This Is My Garden"

" Hey Katharina,we so enjoyed your movie!!!! I was so glad we could still see it, we had to leave right after and book it to the airport to get back, had to miss the closing night:((( You can't believe how great this community is! I have not ever met so many nice people in one place. And your film was perfect, such great hope especially after people watched Peace Out and said, what can we do? your film said THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN DO!! Start in your community and built that up with love. Very inspirational. Thank you! The people of Haida Gwaii are struggling very much with the issues of getting back to a self sufficient and sustainable life, one Native told us that once they got a grocery store that introduced their biggest problem. People do not hunt and grow their own food anymore and they have a huge problem with what he called "sugar diabetes". ......
Congratulation! your film is beautiful!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

REAP: Down To Earth Week, Calgary, AB

Film Screening: And This Is My Garden

Monday, March 19 from 7:00-9:15 pm
Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE, Calgary, AB

And This Is My Garden is the incredible story of one teacher's mission to teach grade five students in Northern Manitoba how to grow their own food. See how her program has changed the town of Waboden, energizing families, improving health, and building intergenerational relationships and community. The success of the Mel Johnson School Gardening Project has been recognized by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, the David Suzuki Foundation, and Manitoba Conservation. The film has won awards at numerous film festivals around the globe.

Donations for the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank will be gratefully accepted in lieu of an admission fee. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Film 7:15-8:15 pm, followed by community gardening displays until 9:15 pm. Presented in partnership with Greengate Garden Centres and Calgary Horticultural Society.

Visit www.reapcalgary.com/earthweek for details.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


'AND THIS IS MY GARDEN' has been selected to screen at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26
Haida Gwaii Film Festival 2012, February 24 to 26th, Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, BC


ALL THE DIRT: Reflections on Organic Farming

Beautiful book!
"All the Dirt is much more than just another dry, nuts-and-bolts, hands-in-the-dirt how-to. It demonstrates that farming can be done successfully, in co-operation with others, all while paying the bills." —Michael Ableman, farmer, author, and co-director of Vancouver's SOLEfood

I met Robin Tunnicliffe, organic farmer/co-author and super-nice lady when she presented a reading here in Winnipeg during her cross-Canada ALL THE DIRT promotional tour
buy here: http://www.amazon.ca/All-Dirt-Reflections-Organic-Farming/dp/1927129125

Oneota Film Festival, Decorah, Iowa

Such a treat to participate in the Oneota Film Festival http://oneotafilmfestival.com/film-lineup/ and to discover Decorah, Iowa, a gorgeous community along the Upper Iowa River, where Bald Eagles keep an eye on things, our Canada Geese over-winter, public art matches the natural beauty of the landscape, and the friendly citizens celebrate the fresh snow & their heritage on x-country skis & garbed in Norwegian sweaters.
The festival took place over 3 days at Luther College, featured a great lineup of films & programming with a focus on Social Justice & the Environment and was very well attended by an engaged audience. 'And This Is My Garden' screened twice, both times to capacity, lovely audience laughed in all the right places and lavished positive feed-back.
The following are some films we managed to see during the festival and would like to recommend:
Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story [watch online] http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/festival/play/6434/Troubled-Waters--A-Mississippi-River-Story/VmtkMFJrOVdRbEpRVkRBOStF
Last Mountain Farmers in the Carpathians http://oneotafilmfestival.com/last-mountain-farmers-in-the-carpathians/
MissRepresentation http://oneotafilmfestival.com/miss-representation/
Greater Good http://oneotafilmfestival.com/the-greater-good/

Driftless http://oneotafilmfestival.com/driftless/

Thank you, Oneota Film Festival!

Sunday, January 8, 2012