November 10-12, 2017
11/10 Friday – Hosted by Community Garden Connections
Can You Dig This – 6:30pm at Antioch University New England
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 @#%!”.
11/11 Saturday – Hannah Grimes Center, The Hive, Open bar and locally sourced hors d'oeuvres
Real Food Films Shorts Popup Film Festival, 7pm – 9pm
*Ten, 4-minute films tackle the following themes:
Taking on Big Soda
Building Power With Food Workers
Tackling Climate Change Through Food
*2017 Short film winners will be announced in October 2017.
11/12 Sunday – Stonewall Farm
The Last Crop
5:30 Locally sourced hors d’oeuvres
6pm Screening followed by discussion
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? What are MFCC member organizations doing to address the issues involved with farm transfer and planning? Join us for a community discussion after the film.
MFCC member organizations will bring the festival to life by leading discussions on local efforts working to address issues identified in films.