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screening in DC

Join the Neighborhood Farm Initiative for our 4th annual: Film and Food Event, Wednesday, October 24, 2012 (Food Day) 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

An evening of film, local fare from Dangerously Delicious Pies (created especially for this event), wine, and beer! NFI will present the spirited and whimsical documentary, Greenhorns, which explores the lives of America’s young farming community – its spirit, practices, and needs. Visit http://www.thegreenhorns.net/.

Doors open and Dangerously Delicious Pies will begin serving at 6:30 pm with pies made from produce grown at Neighborhood Farm Initiative’s local urban farm. Film screening will start promptly at 7:30 pm at St. Stephen’s Church, which is located in Columbia Heights at 1525 Newton Street NW.

Tickets: $20, with small surcharge for online sales. Presale tickets available online at http://foodandfilm.eventbrite.com/. Cash and checks accepted at the door, pending seat availability. Continue reading


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national farmers union internships

NFU’s Internship Program offers a ‘real world’ working experience with opportunities available in NFU’s Washington, D.C., office.

NFU’s Internships typically last two months and may be tailored to the career goals of the individual. Internship areas of interest include communications, cooperative development, economics, education, membership marketing, policy research and political science. Continue reading


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give arcadia farms a boost

Arcadia Farms, a program under the DC non-profit Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, has entered to win a $65,000 grant through Nature’s Path Organic “Gardens for Good” contest.

Three winning farms will be selected from the top ten finalists, so please vote for us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arcadiacenter

A “Gardens for Good” grant would allow us to:

1) Expand our farm to grow food exclusively for the Arcadia Mobile Market, a retrofitted school bus that distributes produce to low-income, Washington DC-area residents who lack access to healthy, affordable food options. Funding will specifically help us staff and develop this farm expansion, as well as support our ”matching dollar” programs and the acceptance of federal food assistance (such at SNAP, WIC, and SFMNP), thereby increasing the purchasing power of our underserved neighbors. Continue reading


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super duper pig cafo panel in DC

The Center for Food Safety in collaboration with Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and ‘Seedling Projects’ present a special film screening of Pig Business.

Opening speech by Robert Kennedy, Jr. and Pig Business Director and Producer, Tracy Worcester

“Pig Business on Capitol Hill”

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
6 p.m.

U.S. CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER
North Orientation Theater
Washington, D.C.
The main entrance is located on the East front of the Capitol at First Street and East Capitol Street, NE

This event is free and open to the public. Continue reading

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