Gardening is therapeutic, at any age. So, with the world fighting a global pandemic, there may be no better time than now to bask in some of the healing, beauty and green therapy that gardening provides, while staying right at home.
Ageless Gardens is returning to VisionTV for an encore presentation Mondays at 9:30pm ET from March 7 to April 4, 2022.
Throughout Ageless Gardens‘ first two seasons the practical, aesthetic, contemplative, health, and psychological aspects of gardening from a Zoomer perspective have been explored through rich, beautiful visuals and meeting a varied bunch of talented, inspirational and dedicated Canadian gardeners. Season 3 expands upon the original series vision, focusing on the ‘ageless’ aspect of gardening. This season features five new 30-minute episodes that each tell the story of the health and wellness benefits of gardening at any age.
Ageless Gardens, Season 3 was partially filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spring is generally the most important time of year for gardeners but, in 2020, production was halted due to lockdown in British Columbia. Fortunately, with a pared-down crew and safety protocols in place, production was able to resume, and due to travel restrictions, focused on Victoria, BC – Canada’s gardening hotspot. Ageless Gardens’ new crop of gardeners refused to be held back, and their perseverance was inspiring to witness.
In AG S3, you’ll see:
A man-made floating garden, upon which its owners Catherine King & Wayne Adams have lived — and fed themselves — for nearly 30 years (Clayoquot Sound, BC)
A fragile ecosystem maintained by Rosemary Balfour and her group of volunteers (Victoria, BC)
A village of miniature gnome gardens with a view of the Salish Sea, visited by tourists from around the world (Victoria, BC)
Environmental activism through gardening also emerged as an important theme. In times of quarantines and food shortages, these human connections to nature are more important than ever. You’ll discover:
Author and teacher Maleea Acker’s Garry Oak meadow created to resuscitate a natural ecosystem and bring back insects and birds (Victoria, BC)
Gary MacDougall’s family vegetable garden, used to teach others how to grow their own produce (Victoria, BC)
Jared Regier and his two-year-old daughter Jane Regier, who grow vegetables on small plots around the city (Saskatoon, SK)
A city-initiated program focused on connecting isolated seniors with vegetable seedlings, so they can grow their own food at home (Victoria, BC)
Ageless Gardens continues to be shot and directed by Gemini Award-winning Ian Toews csc. The series was produced by Toews and Mark Bradley of 291 Film Company Inc. Bradley is also the editor of all five episodes. The musical score was once again composed by Amanda Cawley. Carolyn Thomas returns as the narrator. David J. Taylor handled the post audio. This principal creative team received 8 Leo Award nominations for the first two seasons of the series, including Best Documentary Series, Direction, Photography, Editing, Sound, and Music.
Enjoy Ageless Gardens, Season 3 Mondays at 9:30pm ET / 6:30 PT, March 7 – Apr. 4, 2022 on VisionTV.
Visit the series’ official website, AgelessGardens.ca
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Photography by Mark Bradley