DIRT! The Movie Screening with Guest Panel at Audubon Greenwich July 14

The Fairfield Green Food Guide is proud to co-sponsor this  special movie screening event with Audubon Greenwich, Edible Advocates Alliance and the Fairfield Organic Teaching Farm. Thank you to Fairfield Bread Company for donating their artisan baguette, The Flaxette, to the wine and cheese reception and CT Farm Fresh Express for helping provide the local cheeses.

NEW! Sunset Meadow Vineyards in Goshen, CT, owned and operated by the Motel family, has generously donated their award-winning sustainable wines to the event and will be on hand to tell us more about them during the wine and cheese reception. Sunset Meadow Vineyards has been recognized as a 2010 Editors’ Choice in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England. This designation is awarded by Yankee’s editors and contributors, who name select restaurants, lodgings, and attractions in New England to the exclusive list.

Wednesday, July 14
6:00 pm: Local Wine & Cheese Reception with Exhibitors
7:00 pm: Film Screening (83 min.)  & Panel Discussion

dirtgraphicMade from the same elements as stars, plants, and human beings, dirt is very much alive. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, DIRT! The Movie introduces viewers to soil’s fascinating history and explores Earth’s most under-appreciated and valuable source of fertility. This insightful film tells the glorious story of the material beneath our feet – from its miraculous beginning to its tragic degradation. More than a film, it’s a call to action. To learn more about this amazing film, visit  www.dirtthemovie.org.

RSVPs required and space is very limited. To secure your seats now, buy tickets online for $12/person or RSVP and pay $15.00 at the door, space permitting. To buy online, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/114370. To RSVP, call Jeff at 203-869-5272 x239 to check door ticket availability.

Panel Discussion:

  • Moderator: Analiese Paik – founder and editor of the Fairfield Green Food Guide website.
  • Emily Brooks – founder of the Edibles Advocate Alliance/Shared Harvest CT and advocate for increasing awareness about the role of local & sustainable agriculture in human health.
  • Jeff Cordulack – Environmental Council of Stamford (ECOS) President and Audubon’s Greenwich’s Events & Communications Manager.
  • Annie Farrell – farm manager at Millstone Farm in Wilton, organic farm consultant, and a pioneer in the sustainable agriculture movement.
  • Mike Nadeau – owner of Plantscapes Organics, LLC and one of the original developers of NOFA’s Organic Land Care standards.

Exhibitors:

  • Edibles Advocates Alliance/Shared Harvest CT – a consultant for grass-roots, agricultural, and socially innovative organizations. (http://www.ediblesadvocatealliance.org/)
  • Fairfield Green Food Guide – a free website dedicated to helping consumers source local and sustainably grown food and connecting with the green food community. (www.FairfieldGreenFoodGuide.com)
  • Fairfield Organic Teaching Farm – A proposed working farm and organic educational center on town-owned land in Fairfield,CT.(http://www.fairfieldorganicteachingfarm.org/)
  • Flaxette Bread Company – a local artisan bread company.
  • Millstone Farm – an organic farm in Wilton owned by Betsy and Jesse Fink and run by Annie Farrell. (http://millstonefarm.org)
  • Mike’s Organic Delivery – a farm-to-door, organic & local food delivery company servicing Greenwich and other nearby towns. (www.mikesorganicdelivery.com)
  • Mow Green US – a lawn care company using ‘reel mowers’ to provide quiet, clean and green mowing at no additional cost. (www.mowgreen.us)
  • Peter’s Garden – a supplier of ‘licorice root’ mulch for gardens.
  • Plantscapes Organics Inc. – a NOFA accredited organic land care professional helping residents and businesses to green their properties. (www.plantscapeorganics.com)
  • Red Bee Honey – a Wilton-based artisanal honey and honey-based skin care product producer practicing organic hive management. (www.redbee.com)
  • Southfield Sustainable Community Platform – a year-round indoor/outdoor farmers’ market and eateries featuring locally grown, organic and epicurean gourmet foods in Stamford.

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