Community Event

Film Screening and Discussion: The Real Dirt on Farmer John

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“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”

Start:
Sunday, September 21, 2014 4:00 pm
End:
Sunday, September 21, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue:
Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
Address:
Google Map
1595 Railroad Ave, Vallejo, CA, 94592
Cost:
Free
Event Phone:
(530) 756-6555 x17
Event e-mail:
scain@cirsinc.org
Event URL:
www.eventbrite.com/e/the-real-dirt-on-farmer-john-a-fair-food-field-to-table-film-screening-discussion-tickets-12730993745?ref=ebtn
Wheelchair Accessibility:
Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.
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