Sharon Kravitz is a documentary filmmaker, community organizer, and educator. She has worked in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver for the last 17 years organizing large-scale events, community public art projects and arts and health programs for all ages. She has also participated on numerous panels about the essential role of arts and culture in creating healthy communities. Sharon graduated from the Documentary Film Program at Capilano University in 2009. She is currently working on a documentary based on the work of Dr. Bruce Alexander and his book The Globalization of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit.
This CACV project combines many of Sharon’s interests. One of the featured gardens is a community herb garden. Sharon trained with herbalists Don Ollsin MH, Rowan Hamilton MH and Robert McCandless MH, CHT at Don Ollsin’s Herbal Studies Program at Langara College and UBC Botanical Gardens. She is a certified Consultant Herbalist.
“I have Worked at Strathcona Community Centre for many years doing Nature Walks with kids teaching plant identification and some herbal first aid. Partnered with the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Helpers Project visiting SRO coffee rooms to do herbal discussions and personal consultations.”
Sharon is a past-president and board member of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver.
She is working on a video on “Eco Art Meets Green Streets” – featuring three of the volunteer gardeners who have combined art and gardening and community on their green streets plots.