Free screening of 'Fresh' on Oct. 1
"FRESH The Movie" will be shown free at 7p.m. on Oct. 1 at University Heights Library.
The community is invited to attend a Heights Local Food Week free screening and discussion of “FRESH, The Movie” on Monday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m., at the University Heights Public Library.
Co-sponsored by Heights Libraries and Sustainable Heights Network, with refreshments provided by Whole Foods, “FRESH” celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing the nation’s food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, the film offers a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.
Among those featured in the film are urban farmer and activist Will Allen, the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant in 2008; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.
A discussion will follow the screening of the film.
For more information and a full schedule of Local Food Week events, go to sustainableheightsnetwork.net.
Sarah Wean is a volunteer for Sustainable Heights Network.