Hatch Grows and Gives


Hatch School Green Team/2018/4 min/Food-Agriculture

PREMIERE. FILM DESCRIPTION: Hatch Elementary School in Oak Park, Ill., created the Hatchpatch, an informal outdoor classroom where kids plant over 50 edible fruits and vegetables each spring. They also learn about good citizenship by donating produce to the local food pantry during the summer and fall harvest. Okra, tomatoes, cucumbers, string beans, and zucchini are some favorites at the food pantry. Through the Hatchpatch, kids learn about protecting pollinators, composting, and the environmental and nutritional advantages of growing food locally.

This film will be screened along with Evolution of Organic, a film appropriate for teens and above due to brief nudity and some language.


Saturday, March 3, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. [W Suburbs]
Good Earth Greenhouse, 7900 Madison St., River Forest
Enjoy a pre-film reception with healthy food at 6:30 p.m.

Film begins at 7:15 p.m. Admission $20

Tickets include a beverage at the reception and organic food. After the film: talk with our local organic partners: PCC Austin Farm, Deep Roots Project and Majamas (local, organic apparel).

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.