Susan Rockefeller/2014/22 min/Food-Agriculture
FILM DESCRIPTION: We want our food fast, convenient and cheap, but at what cost? As farms have become supersized, our environment suffers and so does the quality of our food. Food for Thought, Food for Life explains the downsides of current agribusiness practices, and also introduces us to farmers, chefs, researchers, educators, and advocates who are providing solutions. The film is both poetic and practical; its powerful examination of the connections between our planet and our well-being is accompanied by specific strategies that protect both.
Chris Malloy/2016/22 min/Food-Agriculture
FILM DESCRIPTION: If you want to eat healthy food, you need to ask a lot of questions. This film does just that, and in doing so, Unbroken Ground: Revolutions Start from the Bottom explores four ways people are trying to improve our relationship to the land and oceans. We produce most of our food using methods that reduce biodiversity, damage soil and contribute to climate change. The film tells the story of four pioneering groups working in the fields of regenerative agriculture, regenerative grazing, diversified crop development and restorative fishing.
Sunday, March 4, 2 to 5 p.m. [Lake County]
St. Joseph Church, 121 E. Maple Ave.,
Koenig Center, Libertyville
After the films, join us for a conversation with local farmers who are practicing sustainable agriculture. Lake to Prairie Wild Ones will also help you understand the role of native plants in promoting healthy soils, retaining water and sequestering carbon. Plan to visit the action partner tables to learn how you can support local farmers, healthy soils and native wildlife. Facilitator: Celeste Flores of Faith in Place.
Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue. Refreshments available. Teens and young adults encouraged to attend.