FILM & FOOD NITE

Eco Documentary & Local Food Potluck

By popular demand! Join us for another evening of food, inspiration and community. Space is limited so please reserve.

When: Sunday, September 14
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: 651 N Orange Grove (school adjacent to the urban homestead), Pasadena CA
Cost: $10 (what your donation pays for)  Children under 12 are free.

Reservation Details

Fill out this form or call today (626) 844.4586 to reserve

Event Schedule

6:30 – 7:30 pm – ”Local Foods” Vegetarian Potluck (no alcohol allowed on school campus)

8:00 – 9:00 pm – Film Screening’ The Power Of Community’ (53 minutes)

9:00 – 10:00 pm – Q&A, Discussion with Path to Freedom

The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

“Our crude oil is a very bad thing for the environment. But we had no choice; it’s a mater of live or die.” — Guillermo Leiva

Shimmering with life like a cornucopia of colorful vegetables, this vibrant, hopeful film brings to light one of the most important stories of the last two decades – how a small island nation responded to a sudden and dangerous drop in oil supplies. When Cuba’s hefty subsidies of oil, food and other goods ceased after the Soviet Union collapsed and the U.S. tightened its embargo, Cubans suffered terrible hardships. In a ‘peak oil’ crisis similar to one the entire world will soon face, electric power became intermittent, transportation nearly stopped, parts were unavailable, and without fertilizers and tractors, food production declined to precarious levels. But Cuba bounced back. This inspiring film offers us a living model of sustainability, as Cubans tell the remarkable story of their nation’s recovery and its transition to organic agriculture, renewable energy, effective mass transit, lowered consumption, better health, and stronger communities.

Potluck Details

Bring something (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.

Los Angeles Farmers Markets can be found here: www.farmernet.com/events/cfms

ATTENTION ALL SO CAL FREEDOM GARDENERS

If you are coming to this event and are a Freedom Gardener, let us know since we will be setting a special table(s) especially for you!

We are encouraging fellow Freedom Gardeners to use this community opportunity to meet up, swap crops, seeds and gardening experiences (or lack thereof!)

Let’s make this a truly homegrown event.

:: MAP & DRIVING DIRECTIONS ::

This venue is located in the foothills above Los Angeles, near the Rose Bowl, Old Towne Pasadena, Memorial Park Gold Line Station, and the 210, 110 and 134 freeways.

:: ZERO WASTE & LOW IMPACT ::

Path to Freedom strives to make our each of our events as “eco- friendly” as possible. We have instigated a “low or zero waste policy” by providing compostable plates, cups, and utensils to ensure there is no unnecessary waste. All other waste (i.e., plastic wrappers, glass bottles, food containers, etc) and food scraps are recycled, reused, composted or fed to our pet chickens, goats, ducks & worms.

Reserve today!

Comments(6)

  1. Christine says:

    Anais,
    How can we who don’t even live near Calif., get a look at this movie? Is it strictly buy one? Thanks for everything! …. C

  2. Christine says:

    Anais,
    How can we who don’t even live near Calif., get a look at this movie? Is it strictly buy one? Thanks for everything! …. C

  3. Jill Shook and Mark Schmidt says:

    My friend Mark and I will be coming together. Jill

  4. Jill Shook and Mark Schmidt says:

    My friend Mark and I will be coming together. Jill

  5. Hila says:

    who live in florida….

  6. Hila says:

    who live in florida….

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