Documentary on fruit seeds Fernwood orchard

Film screening a fundraiser for fruit tree project at Victoria community centre

The Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group is screening The Fruit Hunters tomorrow (April 11) as a fundraiser to help build an orchard near the Fernwood Community Centre.

The proposed quarter-acre orchard is a part of an urban food production pilot program and will include multiple varieties of plums, pears, figs and apples, said event co-ordinator Mila Czemerys. Each has been chosen for its rarity and sustainability in our climate, she added.

“(It’s all about) getting people exited about growing their own food (and) learning about the varieties you don’t see in the grocery store,” she said.

The documentary, directed by Canadian Yung Chang, shows at 7:30 p.m. at the community centre, 1240 Gladstone Ave. Tickets are $10 each at the door or online at belfry.bc.ca/tickets.

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