Sustainable Food Film Series Launches in March

logo1Westport Green Village Initiative (GVI) and Westport Public Library Present a Film/Lecture Series Devoted to the Sustainable Food Movement:

Mark Your Calendar for 5 Tuesday Evening Sessions 

A Sense of Wonder, A film about Rachel Carson (Silent Spring), her love for the natural world and her fight to defend it will be the first in the series, on Tuesday, March 2nd @ 7-9 pm in Westport Library’s McManus room.

Rachel Carson was a daring pioneer of the environmental movement in the 60’s. Despite the strong opposition against her, she worked to create the reversal of our nation’s attitude toward pesticides and the development of the EPA.

David Brown, Sc.D, Adjunct Professor of Ethics in the Environment at Fairfield University, will facilitate the post-film discussion. He will also talk about Rachel Carson’s life and her impact on our lives.  David is an Environment and Health Toxicologist and founding member of EHHI.  He has been a teacher at Yale, Maryland and Northeastern University and is now working on risk assessment of particulate matter on human health.

Upcoming films and lectures in this series include:

March 16 – Film:  FRESH. FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

March 23Lecture on Permaculture by Andrew Faust. Andrew Faust has been teaching permaculture design and related courses for 17 years, first in rural settings all over the East Coast and now in Brooklyn, where he is adapting his ideas to urban living through his Center for Bioregional Living.

April 6 – Film:  The Real Dirt on Farmer John. The epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer. An outcast in his community, Farmer John bravely stands amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and violence. By melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression, this powerful story of transformation and renewal heralds a resurrection of farming in America.

April 13 – Panel Discussion on Creating a Local Foodshed. Panelists will discuss local food systems and efforts to create more sustainable ways of producing and consuming food.

For further information please contact Monique Bosch at moniqueb@optonline.net or 203-858-8829.

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