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May 18, 2022

4:30pm - Meet & Mingle with Food from Bramble

6:30pm - 7:45pm  - Interview with Q&A

We are excited to host Tzeporah Berman at Bilston Creek Farm. 

For more than two decades, the John Albert Hall lecture series, a joint initiative of UVic’s Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (CSRS) and the Anglican Diocese of Islands and Inlets of British Columbia, has featured prominent thinkers speaking on topics related to the changing role of religion in contemporary society.

Bilston Creek Farm has partnered with the University of Victoria Centre for Studies in Religion and Society and the Anglican Diocese of Islands and Inlets to organize a discussion between Tzperorah Berman and Andy MacKinnon. There will be a Q&A section following the conversation for attendees. 

With the support of St. Mary of The Incarnation and the Metchosin Foundation with Bilston Creek Farm we are able to make this informative evening possible for the public to attend.

We are opening up Bilston at 4:30pm for attendees to come out early and enjoy the property with food & beverages prepared by Bramble by Bilston. We will have benches throughout the Orchard and seating available in the barn. 

About Guest Speakers:

Tzeporah Berman BA, MES, LLD (honoris causa) has been designing environmental campaigns and working on environmental policy in Canada and beyond for over thirty years. She is currently the International Program Director at and the Chair of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative. She is an Adjunct Professor of York University Faculty of Environmental Studies, the Co-founder of the Global Gas & Oil Network, the former co-director of Greenpeace International's Global Climate and Energy Program, and the co-founder of ForestEthics (now 

Andy MacKinnon is a forest ecologist who lives in Metchosin B.C. Until his retirement in 2015, he worked for the B.C. Forest Service for three decades, mostly on B.C.’s coast, where he was responsible for ecosystem classification and mapping and a program of forest ecology research focused on old growth structure and composition, effects of climate change, and B.C.’s native plants and fungi. Andy has also been involved in defining and implementing ecosystem-based management in Haida Gwaii and the Great Bear Rainforest. He has co-taught rainforest ecology field courses in Bamfield (for the University of Victoria) and Haida Gwaii (for UBC). Andy is co-author of six best-selling books about plants of western North America. He’s an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University, and a Professional Forester and Professional Biologist in BC. Andy was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by Simon Fraser University in 2013.