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Film Screening and Discussion: The Real Dirt on Farmer John
Sunday | September 21, 2014 | 4:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve | 1595 Railroad Ave, Vallejo, CA 94592
“In the end, it’s really an optimistic story about the resurrection of the American soul, and it starts with the soil.”
Join us for another film event exploring “Just what is Fair Food?” Taking a nudge from our own multi-media production, “Fair Food – From Field to Table,” we are hosting these events to bring films & advocates together, keeping the discussion going.
Next up is “The Real Dirt on Farmer John.” Documenting 70 years — the Petersons were prolific filmers of their own lives — The Real Dirt on Farmer John paints a picture of a man whose enigmatic passions went against the grain of life in tiny Caledonia, Ill., a town about 75 miles west of Chicago.
But Peterson’s idiosyncrasies, which once brought death threats and rumors, eventually led him to go the organic route, adopting the Community Supported Agriculture model of farming. His company, Angelic Organics, is thriving. It now sends herbs and vegetables to over 1,600 CSA subscribers in the Chicago area.
With Special Guests
Nigel & Lorraine Walker, Eatwell Farm, Dixon, CA
Dr. Gail Myers, Moses Omolade & Janell Lee, Farms to Grow, Oakland, CA
And the NEW trailer to the film “The Last Crop”Visit Event Website >>
Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.