Locavores: Summer Film Series

Attention all Locavores! 

July 31st, 7 p.m.: FRESH! 

This film examines America’s industrial food system and then looks at alternatives, interviewing farmers, writers, and business people who are successfully forging new, more sustainable models. The movie takes a serious look at the problems with our food system, but it also offers hope for better, healthier, and more sustainable ways of producing food.

From the official website:

Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.

August 14th, 7 p.m.: King Corn

From the official website:

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation.

Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the East Coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat – and how we farm.

Features Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and Earl Butz, former US Secretary of Agriculture.

The films are free. We invite you to bring snacks to share. There will also be a swap table for excess vegetables and plants, and as always, we are collecting non-perishable goods for the ongoing TEAM UP AGAINST HUNGER program, for donation to the Greater Plymouth Food Warehouse.

The films will both be shown at:

Beal House
222 Main Street

Kingston, MA

And … it’s air-conditioned! This programming is offered in partnership with Kingston’s First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church.

For questions, feel free to email us at info@ediblesouthshore.com, we hope to see you there!

 

About eSS&SC

The South Shore and South Coast has been home to hunting, gathering, fishing, farming––and great eating––for over 10,000 years. We are committed to identifying, devouring, and sharing all that Southeastern Massachusetts has to offer today and preserving local options for future generations.
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