Don’t be fooled by the quaint title of this upcoming movie; Peter and the Farm is not your typical pastoral depiction of 21st century farming. There’s no banjo music to be found here, just raw punk riffs. And though he wears flannel, the documentary’s protagonist, Peter Dunning is a complicated, conflicted, and yet ultimately sympathetic back-to-the-land-er who raises sheep, cows, and pigs. Bound to resonate profoundly with anyone who’s ever been driven a little mad by their love for agriculture.
The really fabulous feminist film buffs over at Reel Women host a monthly short film night that promotes the work of female filmmakers. On August 18, they are showing a night of films about food, and as part of this event, will be screening the Greenhorns’s own The Solution to Pollution is Life.” We are psyched and honored to be a part of this. If you’re in the Cambridge area, come see us at the Cambridge Art House on the 18th from 21:00-23:00!
Riding yesterday’s coattails: another jovial video that’s part of the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension office‘s Growing Maine series. This time around, Ed and Pat Jillison of Jillison’s Sugar House in Sabattus Village, ME, will convince you that farming really does and really can create warmth and community.
This short documentary out of the UMaine Extension office may appear jut to be another movie about sheep, but don’t be fooled; it’s actually the most heartwarming dog movie since Homeward Bound! (Or, we should say, at least for agricultural geeks…) Featuring: Doreen and John Simmons, Gwen, and Bea of Stoneheart Farm in South Paris, Maine.
the 2nd Annual International
Soil Not Oil Conference
Thurs, July 21, 7:30pm, 2016 Free
At the Farmer & the Cook Restaurant
339 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai (Meiners Oak) CA 93023
excerpts from The Seeds of Vandana Shiva documentary film
Thursday July 21, 7:30 pm , local groups in Ojai, CA are gathering to support both the Soil Not Oil international campaign & the upcoming second annual Soil Not Oil Conference in August of this year with an evening gathering of film & discussion in Ojai, CA. Local filmmaker Camilla Becket will be in attendance sharing excerpts from her soon to be released film The Seeds of Vandana, with other short films on soils & carbon farming also a part of the evening.
In 2015 the first Soil Not Oil conference was held in Northern California with the intent of supporting the Soil Not Oil international campaign launched by brilliant Indian scientist, eco-activist, & author Vandana Shiva. Vanda Shiva is a founding member of both Regenerative International and the Navadany Foundation, who were among the first to connect the dots between climate change and the disastrous soil practices of industrial agriculture.
Restoring global soil quality is one of the best things we can do for climate change. Because our lives are entirely dependent on the health of our soils, the Soil Not Oil Campaign demands the care and regeneration of soils worldwide. Emphasizing extensive restructuring of land management practices, especially agriculture, is key to combating climate change with biologically healthy soils capable of sequestering carbon from the atmosphere, while also restoring water cycles, stopping ocean acidification, re-establishing biodiversity, improving food production, and revitalizing local economies across the planet.
The film & discussion event takes place on Thursday July 21, 2016, 7:30- 9pm, at the Farmer & the Cook Restaurant, 339 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai (Meiners Oak) CA 93023. No reservations required. For more info contact 805-962-2571, Margie@sbpermaculture.org,http://www.facebook.com/events/1733416276947943/
Event Co-sponsors Becket Films, Farmer & the Cook Restaurant, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, & the Center for Regenerative Agriculture, East End Eden Permaculture Farm