Actor Bill Pullman at his childhood orchard in upstate New York. Photo: Eye Steel Film Mila Czemerys Published April 2013 Village Vibe Newspaper
Fernwood NRG is bringing the premiere screening of this film, The Fruit Hunters, to town. The screening will in the Belfry Theatre’s Studio A on April 11th at 7:30pm.
All proceeds from this screening will go towards the creation of Fernwood’s very own neighbourhood orchard which will be located beside the Fernwood Community Centre.
This orchard is part of a new City of Victoria urban food production pilot project. This orchard will demonstrate new ways of growing food in the City of Victoria in visible, public places.
This orchard will include many varieties of plums, pears, apples and figs. There will be approximately 20 dwarf fruit trees in the orchard; each chosen for their uniqueness, suitability for our climate, disease resistance, harvest timing and—of course—deliciousness! All the fruit grown in this orchard will be free for anyone to pick and enjoy.
Once the orchard is planted, Fernwood NRG will host annual pruning, grafting and processing workshops.
Director Yung Chang with a “proto-fruit” prop during one of the in-studio re-creation shoots. Photo: Eye Steel Film
Director Yung Chang and the team at Eye Steel Film shared, “…we’re all so happy that our film can be inspiration for your community orchard!”
Tickets for the screening are $10 and are available online at belfry.bc.ca/tickets, at the box office or by phone at 250-385-6815. Special thanks to the Belfry Theatre for providing space for this event.
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