2017 Feast on This! Film Festival
MFCC and the Monadnock Food Coop present this year's "Feast on This! Film Festival" featuring movies that highlight a diversity of issues and viewpoints related to food and agriculture. Films chosen spark conversation among the community about what we value about the farms in our region, and action around building stronger, local, regional, and national sustainable food systems.
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CAN YOU DIG THIS
6:30pm at Antioch University New England. Hosted by Community Garden Connections
South Central LA. What comes to mind is gangs, drugs, liquor stores, abandoned buildings and vacant lots. The last thing you would expect to find is a beautiful garden sprouting up through the concrete, coloring the urban landscape.
Can You Dig This follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely gardeners as they discover what happens when they put their hands in the soil. This is not a story of science and economics. It’s the story of the Human spirit, inspiring people everywhere to pick up their shovels and “plant some @#%!”.
BREWS + BITES + REAL FOOD MEDIA POPUP FILM FESTIVAL, 7pm - 9pm at The Hive at Hannah Grimes Center; a Machina Arts collaboration! Hosted by MFCC and Cheshire County Conservation District
*Ten, 4-minute Real Food Media Popup Festival winning shorts feature real FOOD HEROES whose innovation in farming is changing the way we eat!
SHORTS: Verruckt: The Snail Farmer of Vienna; The Oyster Men; Growing Good Bugs; A Greene Generation; Who Keeps the Beekeepers?; Naturali Tea; McEwen & Sons True Grits; Garden Under the Sea; Food Heroes: The Nelson Family & Kristin Carbone.
CASH BAR + HORS D'OEUVRES by CC&D's Market
THE LAST CROP
at Stonewall Farm, hosted by the Monadnock Conservancy
5:30pm Hors d’oeuvres by CC&D's Market
5:45 - 7:05pm Screening
7:05 - 7:30pm Panel discussion and community conversation
Every week, 330 farm families leave their farms. The Last Crop is an intimate exploration into the lives of small family farmers Jeff and Annie Main of California’s Central Valley. Inextricably woven within these organic pioneers’ story is their ten-year pursuit to ensure that a farm need not be imperiled at the end of every generation.
In the last year, NH lost 16% of its dairy farms. What is happening in the Monadnock Region? Land For Good and local farmers, join the Monadnock Conservancy to share how they work to address the issues involved with farm transfer and planning. Join us for this community discussion after the film.
Suggested donation per film: $10/per person or $30/film festival pass on sell at film venues the day of screening.
All proceeds go towards film & venue rentals and to the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition.
John E. Hoffman
David Lavigne, Waste Management
Local Food Fighter