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Japanese Gardens, Wine in Pyramids

An unlikely Japanese garden in Lethbridge and award winning wines under pyramids in BC.


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Length: 0:30:01
Uploaded: 22 Feb, 2021

Recording Date: 10 Sep, 2020
Recording Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Harrowsmith Magazine

Program Title: Japanese Gardens, Wine in Pyramids
Description: On this week's show, a remarkable Japanese garden in Lethbridge, Alberta, the tenacity of plants, and what that that teach us and a B.C. vegan, organic winery that ages its award-winning vintages in a pyramid.

Wayne MacPhail talks to guests about what plants, especially native plants, can teach us about thriving in adversity, an unlikely Japanese garden in Lethbridge. And then they visit a B.C. winery where sacred geometry, a pyramid and a reverence for the earth has nurtured award winning wines.

Host(s): Wayne MacPhail
Featured Speakers/Guests: Lyndon Penner is an Alberta-based garden designer, CBC plant pundit, author and sometimes garden tour guide. One of the gardens he’s helped visitors explore is the remarkable Nikka Yuko garden in Lethbridge, Alberta. The authentic Japanese garden, only one of four in Canada, was a Centennial project for the good folks of Lethbridge. It celebrates the friendship between Canada and Japan. But, because it also substitutes some native Alberta species for the Japanese maples, cherry trees and other plants native to Japan its also a lesson in how to make wise use of native plants, and how, sometimes plants, like people, thrive in adversity. Wayne MacPhail spoke with Lyndon Penner about all that, and much more.  Ezra Cipes heads up the second generation that runs the Summerhill Winery in Kelowna, B.C. Summerhill produces organic, vegan wine and stores it within a wooden pyramid built on the principles of sacred geometry. Wayne chatted with Ezra about his family’s reverence for the Earth, what it means for its wines and the lessons of nature.

Credits: Wayne MacPhail - producer and host
Yolanda Thornton - Harrowsmith publisher
Victoria Fenner - campus and community radio distribution

Theme Music by David Archibald


Environment > Agriculture
Type: Interview

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