Sept. 23rd, 2017
With the rise of corporate industrial agriculture and the prevalence of imported food in the U.S. and around the world, for many the idea of community-based food systems has all but disappeared. Yet on California’s rugged North Coast, as in many places around the country, communities are hard at work reviving and revitalizing local agricultural traditions and economies.
‘Locally Grown, America’s Food Revolution’ is a film about agricultural subsistence and resistance, about food justice and food sovereignty, about good food and good work. Situated in Humboldt County, amid the towering redwoods and salty ocean waves, the film highlights agri-food feats from the revival of indigenous fishing techniques and the re-establishment of historic grains to cutting-edge hydroponic technologies and innovative ways to connect local farmers with food-insecure families. Linking the past, present, and future, these stories can serve as a model and inspiration for communities across the country striving to re-invigorate healthy, inclusive community-based food systems, empowering residents to share in, take ownership of, and defend this important work. For the dedicated producers and consumers working collaboratively in this renaissance, a healthy food system should be ecologically sustainable, economically beneficial, and accessible to all, reconnecting us with nature and with each other.
Saturday Sept. 23rd | 7:00 PM