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Growing Local: Film + Virtual Discussion

April 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join some of the Maine farmer film stars, MFT, and Colby Museum of Art to watch & discuss the themes in the 2014 documentary, Growing Local, as well as talk about the challenges farmers are facing amid the current crisis.

Growing Local explores the growing pains of the local food movement and the uncertain fate of the farmers and farmland that keep it alive. The three stories in the film help us to better understand the interconnected fates of farmers and farmland, consumers and the local food movement, and that interdependence has never been more apparent than it is right now amid the global pandemic. Hear from some of the farmers featured in the film about the challenges they are facing and the ways in which all of us can help support the growth of a vibrant and resilient local farm and food economy in Maine and beyond.

Watch Growing Local on Vimeo.

The virtual discussion with farmers & MFT will take place on Zoom. If you don’t have Zoom on your computer or phone, we recommend downloading it in advance of the discussion here: https://zoom.us/.  This virtual event is FREE, but please RSVP here to receive the link to the Zoom meeting 2 hours before we start.

Be sure to watch the film before we get together on Thursday! Come with your questions about the current situation for farmers in Maine.

(For the best experience, we recommend watching Growing Local on Wednesday night or starting it at 6PM on Thursday so you can watch it before the 7 PM discussion).

* This screening is presented in conjunction with the installation SEED-O-MATIC, currently located at the Museum. The Colby Museum may be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, Colby is bringing the Museum to you. Whether you’re looking for talks by prominent artists and scholars or fun hands-on projects to ignite the love of art in your family, you’ll find all the resources you need to engage  right from the comfort of your own home. Visit today! *


April 23, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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