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3 days left to see RUNOFF in theaters in los angeles & claremont

“As an experience, it’s amazing. If you want to be able to say you were there when a great American filmmaker’s career kicked off, you need to see Runoff.”

– RogerEbert

RUNOFF

We are so pleased to bring the narrative feature film RUNOFF to California. Coming off an extended run in New York City where it played to sold-out screenings, RUNOFF has been lauded by The New York Times, RogerEbert, Variety, Indiewire, The Village Voice, Joyce Carol Oates and many more.

RUNOFF was directed and written by Kimberly Levin. It tells the story of a woman driven to desperate lengths when her family is threatened from their land. Shot entirely on working farms, the film takes us into the dark underbelly of agriculture, a world not often seen onscreen. The film stars Joanne Kelly (Warehouse 13, Hostages), Neal Huff (Meek’s Cutoff, The Grand Budapest Hotel, HBO’s “The Wire” ), Alex Shaffer (Win Win, The Lifeguard) and Tom Bower (Crazy Heart, Nixon, Out of the Furnace, Die Hard 2).

LOS ANGELES
Opens July 24
Laemmle’s Town Center 5, 17200 Ventura Boulevard
Get your tickets here 

Special Events for Los Angeles Screening:

July 29 – Post-screening conversation with Filmmaker, Kimberly Levin, Cast Member, Tom Bower & Director/Writer/Producer, Rose Troche (Go Fish, The L Word, The Safety of Objects, Concussion) following 7:10 p.m. screening

July 30 – Post-screening conversation with Filmmaker, Kimberly Levin; Producer, Kurt Pitzer & Special Guest TBA following 7:10 p.m. screening

CLAREMONT
Opens July 24
Laemmle’s Claremont 5, 450 West Second Street
Get your tickets here

 


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Occupy the Farm protesters hold rally and action to stop development of historic gill tract farmland

Thursday July 16th, 2015, 4pm Rally, 5pm Action

Monroe St. & San Pablo Ave., Albany, CA
gill tract march

On July 16th, 2015, farmers and neighbors of the historic Gill Tract will gather to hold a rally and take action to protect the historic Gill Tract Farm from looming development by UC Berkeley to build a Sprouts Supermarket, and to highlight the public health impacts of the development.

For 3 years, the commercial development project that is slated to pave the southern 7 acres of the historic Gill Tract Farm has been held off by a lawsuit.  On June 16th, the courts ruled in favor of the UC, citing that their polluting, privatizing, pavement project breaks no state laws, clearing the way for the planned development to begin.

Protesters will hold a rally at the corner of Monroe Street and San Pablo Avenue at 4pm, next to the 7 acres in question.  They will begin with a series of speaker addressing the many issues at hand.

Promptly at 5pm, protesters will begin their planned direct action, using creativity and art as some of the tactics.

planting sprouts

 

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apply now grange farm school fall term

IMG_1234As you may remember from our previous blog post, the Grange Farm School in Mendocino County, CA is a 3-month residential farmer training program that combines classroom instruction with experiential education. The program is halfway through its first term, and the fall session– starts September 1st.

The Grange School curriculum focuses on holistic crop and livestock production, and their three-month terms are oriented towards aspiring farmers. They, “recognize the immediate the need to train farmers to support themselves with economically viable farm operations balanced with our focus on production and distribution methods which emphasize long term environmental responsibility”– and we couldn’t agree more!

The Fall term is $2,000, which includes concurrent enrollment in Mendocino college and credit through the college. The fall curriculum will include everything from plant propagation to composting; raising chickens for eggs and meat to marketing and business skills; harvesting; processing and marketing produce, grains, and orchard fruit; cover cropping; seed saving; and pasture development. The program will also “give students the opportunity to guide the farm through its first months of growth, maintain a succession of diversified livestock for meat and eggs, work with urban gardeners in nearby Ukiah, and build the foundations for this community centered non-profit.”

Read more on their website and facebook page! Instructions for applying are here. The deadline for application is July 25th.


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call for submissions to inverness almanac

The Inverness Almanac welcomes submissions — by June 1, 2015 — of:
essays, photographs, artwork, stories, poems, ecological observations, plant profiles, mushroom recipes, histories, graphs and maps, interesting rocks, animal encounters, accounts of bird migrations, planting timelines, remembrances of Arch Rock, rain dances, your tracks in the mud, your fallen leaves, your astronomies, astrologies, mythologies, the tale of your journey into the forest, into the underworld, into the bioluminescent bay on a ghost ship in the night, your lyrics, calendars, missed connections, adorations, and contemplations.
black and white photo of a beach and ocean shore

Tell a story, tell a dream, tell a secret. Light, darkness, and everything in between, with a fall/winter theme for the Alamanac’s next issue.

Email submissions by June 1, 2015 to invernessalmanac@gmail.com.

Mail print submissions to PO Box 712, Inverness, CA 94937.


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guerilla propagation workshop in oakland, ca!

April 25th! 2015 *11-2pm*
Grow your own! Guerilla Propagation Workshop Seed and Crop Swap, Free Live Juice Shots and Live DJ
Join us for this lively street party in partnership with Destiny Arts Center celebrating food traditions, resistance, and culture.
Every month features a workshop, DJ and/or Live music, free tastings, and a potluck cook off alongside the farmers market.
Learn to propagate (multiple/grow) edible plants from simple cuttings found around your neighborhood. Participants will leave with a homemade propagation kit and cuttings ranging from tree collards to thyme to pepino dulce.

Ruckus n’ Resiliency! Workshop Series and Street Festival

11-2pm *Last Saturday of the Month*
970 Grace Ave@ Feel the Beet! Farmers Market
Oakland, Ca. 95608
Free- RSVP Here
*Bring your seeds, cuttings, and extra garden starts and plants to share with your neighbors.  There will be plenty of free kale,
collards, and tomato starts from Phat Beets Produce to be potted up and given away.  Also bring your extra backyard produce to share!
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