Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Feedback from Tina Schliessler, producer "Peace Out"
& artist/photographer "Bushwack"
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 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:

Oneota Film Festival, Decorah, Iowa

Such a treat to participate in the Oneota Film Festival 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]
Last Mountain Farmers in the Carpathians
Greater Good


Thank you, Oneota Film Festival!