Thursday, November 17, 2011

Movie Screening: The Greenhorns

Event announcement from NWEAG:




Greenhorns Film Free Screening, Discussion, and Community Conversation
6:30 pm, Nov. 17, Mann Library
Love local food? Sometimes, love isn’t enough. To support and grow local foods movements communities need not only dedicated and passionate consumers, they also primarily need to support a new class of young and beginning farmers.
This will most effectively be done through a cascading and inter-dependent food system where local and regional policies, organizations, and businesses can shift the economic paradigm so that local agriculture and the communities they serve are supported hand in hand.
On November 17th, as part of the Mann Library 3rd Annual Local Food, Fiber, and Energy Fairjoin together your community for a very special film screening, panel discussion and community conversation.
Act 1 – 6:30pm –  Free screening: The Greenhorns


Attendees will sit down for a viewing of The Greenhorns, a new documentary that explores America’s new young farmer movement. The film is part of a larger grass-roots not-for-profit campaign for agricultural reform. Local foods will accompany the screening including freshly popped popcorn from Cayuga Pure Organics, fresh vegetables from Dilmun Hill Student Organic Farm, and apple cider from the Cornell Orchards.
Act 2 – 7:15pm – Panel discussion
Following the screening is a panel discussion featuring a cross-section of local agriculture initiatives that are working to build a support network to foster a rapidly growing interest in local food and farming. Our panelists include:
Violet Stone, Program Coordinator at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Small Farm Program. In addition, Ms Stone co-teaches the “Exploring the Small Farm Dream” course offered at Cornell University and is currently working on a project to improve farm energy use. You can also find her at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market selling her cut flowers http://www.smallfarms.cornell.edu/
Dan Flerlage, Localvores Committee Coordinator at Lehman Alternative Community School and staff at the Ithaca Youth Farm Project. Mr. Flerlage will also be featuring some of the youth who have been active in the Youth Farm Projecthttp://youthfarmproject.weebly.com/about.html
Devon Van Noble, Incubator Development Coordinator at the Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming. He is leading the effort to develop Groundswell’s Farm Enterprise Incubator, which aims to offer low-risk farming and business training for people with limited access to land and other resources.
http://www.groundswellcenter.org/
Melissa Madden and Garret Miller, Young and beginning farmers from the Good Life Farm in Interlaken, NY. In addition to operating their own Permculture-based farm, both Melissa and Garret have participated as farm-educators and mentors in Groundswell’s New Farmer Training Program and the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training.http://thegoodlifefarm.org/
Act 3 – 7:45pm – Community Conversation
Upon listening to the insights offered by our panelists, join us and take part in a wider conversation about what we – as individuals, members of organizations, business owners, voters, and community members – can do weave a stronger web for our local food system. All perspectives are welcome!
Co-sponsors:
Dilmun Hill Student Farm
The Cornell Gourmet Club
Cornell Orchards
Department of Development Sociology
Department of Cit and Regional Planning
This event is funded in part by the GPSAFC and is free and open to the public



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