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Please join me for a very special screening of the documentary food film FRESH on Saturday, February 27 from 2:00-4:30 pm at Audubon Greenwich. Immediately following the film, I will moderate a panel discussion with prominent members of the local/sustainable food movement. Please join us afterwards for complimentary organic wine and local cheese in the exhibition area. A special outdoor educational program for children 5 and up is being offered free of charge so the whole family can enjoy an afternoon at the beautiful venue.
ABOUT THE MOVIE: Local, organic and sustainable food movements are gaining ground across our country. FRESH provides a vivid glimpse into our nation’s broken food system and celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system and working for change. Come out and learn about the policies that are responsible for our current food system and see what we need to change so we can all access food that sustains our health, our farmers, and our planet.
ABOUT THE PANEL: The panelists will include: Amy Kalafa, co-producer of the ‘Two Angry Moms’ movie; Rachel Khanna, an organic chef and Certified Health Counselor; Dan Levinson, Founder and Chairman of Westport Green Village Initiative(GVI); Deb Marsden, founder of CT Farm Fresh Express; and Melina Brown (chicken expert and founder of the Southern CT/Westchester Backyard Poultry Meetup). Analiese Paik, a sustainable foods advocate and founder of the Fairfield Green Food Guide, will moderate the panel discussion.
The panel discussion, exhibitors, and an organic wine and Connecticut cheese reception will follow the movie. Space is very limited and tickets are available in advance only. Buy tickets for $7 online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/91186. (If tickets/space remains, admission will be $15 at the door so please buy in advance.)
Doors open at 2:00 pm / Movie at 2:30 pm. Movie length: 72 min. (Snow date: Feb. 28th).
Event location: Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT 06831 Questions? Call Jeff Cordulack at Audubon Greenwich: 203-869-5272 x239.
FOR PEOPLE WITH KIDS BUT WANT TO ATTEND THE FRESH EVENT, THIS KIDS PROGRAM WILL RUN DURING THE MOVIE:
Saturday, February 27
Be An Animal Tracks and Traces Detective
Learn about the different tracks and traces left by our local animals and then join us for a short walk outside to search for animal signs. Ages 5 & up. RSVP required for this program. Sign up by calling the store at 203-869-5272 x221.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRODUCERS OF “FRESH: The Movie”
FRESH is more than a movie, it’s a gateway to action. Our aim is to help grow FRESH food, ideas, and become active participants in an exciting, vibrant, and fast-growing movement.
When I write we, I don’t mean our small team (officially two of us, with lots of amazing helps from our interns and volunteers) but I mean YOU. All of you. FRESH is a grassroots efforts for a grassroots movement. It’s been tremendously exciting to see the movie catch on and spread like wild fire, being used all over the country as a platform to raise awareness and connecting people to the solutions available in their community.
Within a month of our launch, we’ve received over 20,000 visitors and hundreds of screenings have already been organized. We want to reach 1 million folks. Not just because that would totally feel nice to our ego (mine especially!), but because, we believe that FRESH can truly help get us to a tipping point, when sustainable food will no longer be just a niche market.
Please help us reach 1 million people (to start with that is.) Organize a home screening or a community screening. Get in touch with us, let us know what we can do more and better. We’re open!
Ana Joanes & The FRESH Team
About Audubon Connecticut/ Audubon Greenwich
Audubon Connecticut, the state organization of the National Audubon Society with more than 9,000 members statewide, works to protect birds, other wildlife and their habitats using education, science and conservation, and legislative advocacy for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Through our network of nature centers, wildlife sanctuaries, and local, volunteer Chapters, we seek to connect people with nature and inspire the next generation of conservationists.