The Orchard

The Big Picture Program: The Orchard (Screening & Cooking Class)

Monday, October 23, 2023    
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Type


Devour! Studios
360 Main Street, Wolfville, NS, B4P1C4

For the past eight years, Devour! and Nourish Nova Scotia have presented an engaging series of films with youth in mind, shining the spotlight on many subjects—such as sugar, food waste, and climate change—for Nova Scotia students of all ages. Since its inception, almost 4,000 school children have attended screenings and workshops. 

This year, we are moving The Big Picture Program into Devour! Studios, and are bundling films, post-screening sessions, and hands-on cooking classes into one meaningful activity-based learning opportunity for your students (two hours in length). The films will be facilitated by the team at Nourish NS and workshops will be led by Chefs Peter Dewar and Paul Thimot, as well as students from the Nova Scotia Community College’s culinary program. Sessions will be presented in French and English with translation.

The Orchard Recommended for Grades 7-12, offered in English w/French translation
The Orchard follows the lifecycle of an apple from May to September—a story filled with love, loss, great battles of nature, breathtaking beauty, and the Valley’s own Bishop Family (Noggins Corner Farm and Taproot Farm) overcoming the most unlikely odds, fantastic journeys, with a bountiful payoff. 
Canada, 2021, 44 minutes
Directors: Andrew Killawee, John Wesley Chisholm

The film will be followed by a facilitated post-screening chat with Nourish NS and a hands-on culinary workshop presented by Chef Peter Dewar and students from the Nova Scotia Community College’s culinary program.

Recipe: Kale Caesar Salad with Valley Apples

Teachers, please email to book. 
Sponsored by Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union, Nourish Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Community College, Telefilm Canada

Peter Dewar

Chef Peter Dewar is a faculty member of the Culinary Management program at the Nova Scotia Community College, Kingstec Campus. Students in this program learn the fundamentals of cooking and presentation, and Chef Dewar strives to ensure his students are offered valuable real-life experiences, whether at events such as Devour! or fundraising initiatives that support Nova Scotia communities. @chefpeterdewar