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Movie screening: Evolution of Organic
June 24, 2016 • 7:00 pm — 9:30 pm
Slow Food fans, how often do you say the word “Organic” …or look for the word “Organic?” …or think about “Organic?”
Me?? …most every single day, pretty much whenever I eat! ….at home or out, and every time I’m at the market.
How many of us know the history: what is the story behind –and the future of– this significant crusade?
Your opportunity to know the story is right here! …come see a movie screening of the ORGANIC story and to talk with the filmmaker, he wants our feedback!
Slow Food Slow Bay is partnering with Transition Palo Alto for their June “4th Fridays Films of Vision and Hope” movie series….
FROM TRANSITION PALO ALTO:
June 24 Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope
MOVIE: “Evolution of Organic”
NOTE special time! Gather at 7pm, film starts promptly at 7:15pm
We have a real treat for you for the June Fourth Friday! Join filmmaker Mark Kitchell for a special rough-cut viewing of Evolution of Organic, a new film that’s scheduled for completion this year. The film is a project of the team that did
“A Fierce Green Fire,” which we showed to an overflow crowd in 2015. The film will be followed by Q&A and discussion with the filmmaker, who would like feedback to use in the final editing of the film.
Evolution of Organic brings us the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters rejected modern chemical farming and set out to invent organic alternatives.
California was the soil where the movement grew – from a small band of rebels on the fringe to a cultural transformation in the way we grow and eat food. By now organic has gone mainstream — bifurcated into an industry oriented toward bringing organic to all people; and a movement that has matured into a sustainable vision of agriculture.
Evolution of Organic is not just a history, but looks forward to exciting and important futures: the next generation of growers who are broadening and deepening organic; what lies “beyond organic” in terms of a healthy planet with healthy food for all living things; Soil Will Save Us, an earth-shaking scenario of carbon farming as a solution to climate change.
Friday June 24, 7:00pm gather
Film starts promptly at 7:15 – discussion follows.
Fireside Room, Palo Alto Unitarian Universalist Church