Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Victoria Natural History Society NATURAL HISTORY NIGHT
“Prairie Sunset: A Story of Change” is a book resulting from a project that began in 2003 when photographer/author Dion Manastyrski travelled back to the prairies. He grew up on a homestead in Saskatchewan built by his grandfather and his father, and, as a child, was fascinated by abandoned farm buildings, wondering why people left and where they went. He presents photographs and stories that document the past 150 years of agriculture in the prairies, focusing on recent changes to the family farm, the shift to larger-scale farming, rural depopulation of the past 40 years, and the effects of industrial farming on the natural ecosystems of the prairies.