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December 11, 2008

DECEMBER FILM & FOOD NIGHT

Posted by Anais Dervaes

We've been asked whether we are going to be hosting another event this month.   With the holidays we weren't really sure, but given that a there a so many folks wanting us to host another event we thought we could squeeze in another between Xmas and New Years.  Why not?  These events are such fun!

Unlike our summer and fall events, please note this event will be held INDOORS.

What: Film Screening & Vegetarian Potluck

When: Sunday, December 28 (5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

Where: 626 Cypress Ave, Pasadena CA (see map)

Cost: $10 donation (children under 12 are free)  Your donation helps pay for facility rental, screening licensing fees, sound system, and purchase of eco friendly. compostable dinnerware

Space is limited so please RSVP by calling 626.844.4586 or filling out online reservation form

Event Schedule

5:00 PM - event starts / Freedom Garden meetup

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM - potluck

7:00 PM - film screening 'Broken Limbs' (57 min)

8:00 PM - discussion on sustainable food & pop quiz (win prizes!)

Film

"Broken Limbs is a very accurate and moving description of what is happening to agriculture in America." - Fred Kirschenmann, Director, Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University, organic farmer

BROKEN LIMBS, an Emmy nominated documentary, explores these hopeful stirrings within agriculture, and outlines ways in which any individual can play a role in saving America’s farmers. Told from a hometown perspective, the film presents the stories of farmers attempting to create this new model for agriculture and emerging, more sustainable solutions to the crises of recent years – solutions applicable not just to apples and not just to farming, but to nearly any sector of the American economy troubled by the effects of consolidation and globalization.

View trailer

Potluck

Bring something (preferably vegetarian) to contribute to the potluck - bring enough food for yourself/family and a bit to share. The primary focus of the ‘Locavore’ potluck is to promote eating whole foods, in their nature-made state, focusing on fresh food from local sources (or as local as possible)

If not FROM BACKYARD then locally produced.
If not LOCALLY PRODUCED, then Organic.
If not ORGANIC, then Family farm.
If not FAMILY FARM, then Local business.
If not a LOCAL BUSINESS, then Fair Trade.

Freedom Garden Meetup

Join local homegrown revolutionaries - swap crops, seeds, expertise and more.   

Growing for 21st century food security, FreedomGardens.org is a free interactive, online social community of gardening enthusiasts who are fed up with foreign oil, frequent food miles and high food prices.

To reserve space for this event fill out this easy regisration form or contact 626.844.4586


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  1. This award winning film was made right here in my local area (north central Washington state). I've seen it, and it is a very moving documentary about what's happening in our local agriculture scene.

    It is a worthy film, so if you're in their area, make plans to see it! And, support your local farmer, if you aren't growing your own! =;)

  2. Wow, from Washington huh? Makes sense with apples. Going to have to see if I can rent this.

  3. Hello Happy Healing Family,

    My 12 year young homelearner and I have lived the luscious vegan, living-food lifestyle for close to 8 yummy years!

    Thanks for inspiring us, even more ...

    Bless you and the beautiful land you love and share.

    Rawstruck in Vancouver, B.C.,

    Katherine

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