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"Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let's stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another." - Anne Raver
Produced by the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition and Monadnock Food Co-op, Healthy Monadnock Champions
November 9 – 15, 2015
The 6th Annual Feast on This! Film Festivalfeatures movies that educate our community about the diverse issues affecting our national, regional and local food and agricultural systems.
We chose films that will spark conversation and action around building stronger local, regional and sustainable food systems.
5:30pm Monday, November 9, 2015 – Hosted by Prime Roast Coffee, Keene3 Acres in Detroit A willful urban farmer sets out to transform an abandoned house into a greenhouse
7pm, Tuesday, November 10, 2015 – Hosted byThe Cornucopia Project, Peterborough Lunch Love CommunityPassion, creative energy and persistence come together when Berkeley advocates and educators tackle food reform and food justice in the schools and in the neighborhoods.
7pm, Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Hosted by The Community Kitchen at Stonewall Farm, KeeneThe Starfish Throwers Worlds apart, a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl, and a retired schoolteacher discover how their individual efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger.
7pm, Thursday, November 12, 2015 – Fair Trade Group, Keene State College, Mabel Brown Room After I Pick The FruitStory of five-immigrant farmworker women who labor in NY, migrate seasonally to Florida, raise their families, and try to hide from the Bush-era immigration raids that were conducted in response to 9/11.
7pm, Friday, November 13, 2015 – Hosted by Community Garden Connections & The Orchard School at Antioch Univ. New EnglandInhabitInhabit is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture: a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, and governance.
7pm, Saturday, November 14, 2015 – Hosted by the Monadnock Conservancy at Hastings Memorial Hall, Walpole Growing LocalThis Maine Farmland Trust-produced documentary includes three, poignant vignettes which educate on the interconnected fates of New England’s small farms, consumers and the buy-local movement.
1pm, Sunday, November 15, 2015– Colonial Theater, KeeneIn Defense of Food,NH Premiere! This two-hour documentary, based on the NYT best selling book by Michael Pollan, sheds new light on one of the most important conflicts of our time—the one that each and every one of us fights when we sit down to a meal.
Sponsored by the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition and The Monadnock Food Coop. A Healthy Champion, part of Healthy Monadnock
Tickets! $30 Film Festival Button on sale at Toadstool Bookshops in Keene and Peterborough and the Monadnock Food Coop.
Suggested donation at each venue: $10.
All proceeds underwrite festival expenses.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
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I am a Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Studies, developing a framework for food empowerment in my research habitat, community gardens. I see my work as cultivating knowledge and nourishing community as well as building thriving food systems. To this work I bring an appreciation for our interconnected nature, and edges as creative spaces.