Presented by The Center
The Center Presents
Film Screenings: Unbroken Ground and Harvesting Liberty
An enriching evening featuring short films, food demonstrations, and a panel discussion focused on the future of farming and food.
Wednesday, September 21 at 7PM
The Center Theater
7PM - Lobby reception with food demonstrations
8PM - Film screenings and panel discussion with Yvon Chouinard, Birgit Cameron of Patagonia Provisions, Ian McGregor of Slow Food in the Tetons, and Nona Yehia of Vertical Harvest
Tickets: $15 plus $2 Vendini processing fee
From farms to film. Join Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, Birgit Cameron of Patagonia Provisions, Ian McGregor of Slow Food in the Tetons, and Nona Yehia of Vertical Harvest for an evening focused entirely on farming and fishing practices that can help us to thrive long into the future while giving back to our one and only planet.
The evening will begin with a local whole animal butchery demonstration and a raffle for a winter supply of meat in the lobby followed by two incredible films from Patagonia about the future of agriculture. A post-screening question and answer segment about the state of farming both in our valley and around the world will tie the evening together.
Unbroken Ground: Using regenerative growing techniques to help solve the challenge of climate change. Unbroken Ground explains the critical role food will play in the next frontier of our efforts to solve the environmental crisis. It explores four areas of agriculture that aim to change our relationship to the land and oceans. Most of our food is produced using methods that reduce biodiversity, decimate soil and contribute to climate change. We believe our food can and should be a part of the solution to the environmental crisis – grown, harvested and produced in ways that restore our land, water and wildlife. The film tells the story of four groups that are pioneers in the fields of regenerative agriculture, regenerative grazing, diversified crop development and restorative fishing.
Harvesting Liberty: Harvesting Liberty is a short film that highlights two nonprofits: the regenerative textile group, Fibershed, and Growing Warriors, a Kentucky-based farming program designed to train, assist and equip veteran families with the skills, tools and supplies needed to grow organic produce for their families and communities. Together, these organizations are working to reintroduce industrial hemp into Kentucky, and eventually U.S. agriculture. Farmers, environmentalists, educators and fiber workers illustrate the trials and triumphs of growing the first wave of industrial hemp in Kentucky. Science and hands-on farming depict hemp as a viable solution for renewable textile fiber and a source of food