We hosted a FOOD INC screening & potluck on Sunday night and you can too – in your own home!
Tomorrow night at 9 PM (April 21) PBS POV will air FOOD INC in its entirety and is encouraging folks to host a potluck too
Here are some ways you can help (I’ve taken the liberty to copy from via the POV website )
1. Share your recipes — Enter your best potluck recipes in the comments section of our recipes page so that viewers and potluck hosts can check them out.
2. Feature POV’s Food, Inc. potluck party on your site — Encourage your readers to host their own potluck parties on April 21 (or from April 22 to April 29, when the film will be streaming online). Post about the potluck and link back to our party kit and checklist. Then, have your readers who hosted potlucks tell us about their party for a chance receive free gifts — including autographed books from Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, a DVD of the film, coffee from Equator Coffees, coupons for free Amy’s Kitchen products and more!
3. Host your own Food, Inc. potluck party and blog about it — We would love to feature bloggers who hold their own potluck parties in the next few weeks as examples to viewers who are interested in doing it the night of broadcast.
4. Get the word out — Tweet/Facebook about the POV broadcast of the film and the potluck and let your friends, family, fans and followers know how they can hold their own potlucks. We’d love it if you used the hashtag #foodincparty when you tweet so that we can track, retweet and respond to your messages.
Here is a sample tweet that we encourage you to retweet if you’re short on time.
FOOD, INC. airs on @povdocs (PBS) 4/21. Host a potluck and talk about food issues? http://to.pbs.org/a4Q1BT #foodincparty
Our Film & Food Event
Here’s what went down at our screening Sunday Night
Nearly 80 people attended our local screening of FOOD Inc in Pasadena Ca
The food spread was incredible and delicious. Folks were encourage to bring something (preferably vegetarian) to contribute to the potluck. 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.
Folks were also encourage to bring something “HOMEGROWN” to trade and swap at the Freedom Gardens table
Good food, good times
Fellowship, networking – growing community
People crowd around the Freedom Gardens table – there were herbs, worm compost, fruits, plants, veggies and more to swap!
Justin demonstrates making soil blocks with the soil block maker
Jordanne talks about keeping citified farm animals
I explain how to use ollas/clay pot irrigation in the garden to conserve water
Farmer D introduces FOOD INC
Film was followed by a pop quiz and very thoughtful discussion.
Thanks to all who participated and the amazing food spread – great job everyone. Not to mention, thank you to our wonderful volunteers who pitched in – couldn’t have done with without you.
Last but not least, we also want to thank PBS POV for choosing Path to Freedom’s “Little Homestead in the City” to be a participating blogger/site for this national event.
To view more photos from this event go to our FACEBOOK page