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CapeCod 20/04/2010 - 11:29AM

Food, Farms & Films festival!

**Saturday, April 24 @ 2-10 PM***
Woods Hole Firehouse

This Saturday, we're happy to bring our first-ever Food, Farms & Films festival to the Firehouse (72 Water Street). This full-day event will get going with a farmer's market at 2 PM (rain or shine) downstairs, to be followed up with a series of food-related films from 4-10 PM.

Local farmers will have salad greens, herbs, fresh cheese, eggs, and other early spring produce for sale. You'll also have the chance to check out a hydroponic system for growing plants year-round; handmade chicken coops (and real-live chickens!); and how to vermicompost (and a chance to win your own composter)--- demonstrated by local residents!

Information about the Falmouth Farmer's Market, the Falmouth microfarming initiative, Buy Fresh Buy Local, and other community resources will be available.

Musicians Ted Perry, Rusty Strange, and Mike Risch and friends will set the tone for a springtime hoe-down from 2-4 PM. Facepainting, yoga, and baked vegan delights are sure to please the whole family, so come on down!! The farmer's market is scheduled until 4, but may go as long as the peas are in the pod!

THE FILMS:

4 PM: The Fight for True
Farming
(Eve Lamont/ Canada/ 2005/ 90 min/ French with
subtitles)
Driven by the forces of globalization, rampant
agribusiness is harming the environment and threatening the survival of farms. In Europe and North America, a current of resistance
bringing together farmers and consumers insists that it is
possible--indeed imperative--to grow food differently. THE FIGHT FOR
TRUE FARMING is a film of grim lucidity but also irrepressible hope.
4:30 PM: Discussion with Stan Ingram, of Coonamessett Farms, on farming on Cape Cod, compost, and your burning questions!

6 PM: The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
(Faith Morgan / USA, Cuba / 2006 / 53 min)

With the fall of the USSR, Cuba's oil imports were cut by more than half - and food by 80 percent. This film tells of the hardships, and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time, known as "The Special Period." Cubans
share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial
agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local,
urban gardens-- an inspiring, and cautionary tale for us all.
7 PM: Discussion with John Hotchkiss, organizer of the Falmouth Agricultural Commission's microfarming initiative

8 PM: The Future of Food
(Deborah Koons Garcia / USA / 2005 / 88 min)

Shot on
location in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, THE FUTURE OF FOOD
examines the complex web of market and political forces that are
changing what we eat, as huge multinational corporations gain control
the world's food system. The film also explores alternatives to
large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable
agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.
The film will be preceded by a talk by Grant Mallett, of the Kansas-based Land Institute, which has developed a non-GMO strain of perennial wheat--truly the future of food.

 

 

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