Dreaming of a Vetter World

Bonnie Hawthorne/2018/77 min/Sustainable Food & Agriculture

Director Bonnie Hawthorne will attend Opening Night Parties on Friday, March 1.

CHICAGO-AREA PREMIERE. FILM DESCRIPTION: Donald Vetter grew up in Nebraska, farming 800 acres with horses. When he came back from WWII and learned about the new agricultural uses for wartime chemicals, Don enthusiastically embraced the Chemical Age. In 1953, he quit spraying, after realizing the chemicals didn’t deliver on promises and they were damaging his soil and killing farm wildlife. Since then, the Vetter farm’s most important “crop” was its soil. “Dreaming of a Vetter World” comes at a time when interest in regenerating soil has exploded worldwide. Others are realizing what the Vetters have known for decades: Soil is key to our very survival.

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend.

Director  Bonnie Hawthorne .

Director Bonnie Hawthorne.

Monday, March 4, 6 to 9 p.m. [Central]
Great Central Brewing Company, 221 N. Wood St., Chicago
OEFF After Hours Event
Admission $20, includes reception at 6 p.m.
Film begins at 6:30 p.m.

Catch this brew & view at one of Fulton Market District’s most vibrant brewpubs. Enjoy Great Central’s celebrated beer as well as tasty bites.

After the film, participate in Q&A with: Bonnie Hawthorne, film director, along with David Vetter and his daughter Allison Vetter, film subjects. Facilitator: Jodi Trendler, The Resiliency Institute. Also engage with action and project ideas through: Kathy Harget and Jillian Semaan of Green America, Alex Poltorak of Urban Canopy, Noel Rozny of The Nature Conservancy, Lisette Media and Chelsea Callahan Huson of FamilyFarmed.

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