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Gardens: A Microcosm for the World’s Environmental Health Issues

  • April 23, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Aurora Cultural Centre



Martin Galloway

Martin Galloway is currently a Biology Professor in the Seneca/ York Nursing program. He has been teaching pathophysiology for the past 30 years. Martin has also taught Ecology at the University of Toronto and, at York University, courses in Philosophy of Biological Science, Genetics Revolution and Diversity of Life.

Martin was a televison host/writer/presenter for several seasons of Harrowsmith Country Life doing a science and nature segment. For several seasons on the documentary program, The Secret World of Gardens, he provided a close-up examination of biological processes and the lives of different creatures in the garden.

For 48 years, so far, he is also the Owner of Chalk Lake Greenhouses, a wholesale nursery specializing in Native plants and herbaceous perennials generally.


  Gardens: A Microcosm for the World’s Environmental Health Issues

This lecture will briefly exam the relationship between an individual garden and the processes of the surrounding ecosystem as well as the global environment.  Our actions and attitudes reflect on and interact with the larger environmental issues. Understanding the diversity of life that can exist even in a small space and the development of an appreciation of the beauty and complexity that is out there can lead to a better approach to a sustainable way of life - something that we are, as a society, sorely in need of. 

 This event is part of the Spring 2018 Speaker series.

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