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‘Food for Thought’ film + discussion in Belfast
November 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BELFAST. How is the health of our food system connected to the health of our soils? Sustainable Harvest International and Maine Farmland Trust will be asking this question and others at an upcoming film screening and panel discussion on Tuesday, November 17 at 7PM at The Colonial Theater in Belfast.
The film, FOOD FOR THOUGHT, FOOD FOR LIFE, is a 20-minute documentary film about the structural causes of our current food system such as commodity agriculture, depleted soil, and urban food deserts and a look at solutions cropping up across the country. It is fast-paced and packed full of information and ideas and stories of change. Statistical infographics and footage are intercut with an all-star cast of interviews, including chef Dan Barber, Poet Wendell Berry and Chef Michel Nischan and many others.
Several local Maine farm and food advocates also make appearances in the film, including farmer Eliot Coleman, farmer and musician Bennett Konesni, and seed breeder John Navazio.
The film will be followed by a focused panel discussion on the connections between soil and health. Panelists will include Eliot Coleman of Four Season Farm, Bennett Konesni of Duckback Farm, Katy Green of MOFGA, and Elliot Powell of Sustainable Harvest International. The panel will be emceed by Sustainable Harvest International Executive Director, Renée Johnson.
There is a $5 suggested donation at the door. The event is sponsored by the Belfast Co-op.
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