June Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope – Evolution of Organic

NOTE special time! Gather at 7pm, film starts promptly at 7:15pm

We’ve got a real treat for you for June Fourth Friday! Join filmmaker Mark Kitchell for a special rough-cut viewing of Evolution of Organic, a new film that’s scheduled for completion this year.  The film is a project of the team that did A Fierce Green Fire, which we showed to an overflow crowd in 2015.

The film will be followed by Q&A and discussion with the filmmaker, who would like feedback to use in the final editing of the film.

evolution of organic

Evolution of Organic brings us the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters rejected modern chemical farming and set out to invent organic alternatives. California was the soil where the movement grew – from a small band of rebels on the fringe to a cultural transformation in the way we grow and eat food. By now organic has gone mainstream — bifurcated into an industry oriented toward bringing organic to all people; and a movement that has matured into a sustainable vision of agriculture.

Evolution of Organic is not just a history, but looks forward to exciting and important futures: the next generation of growers who are broadening and deepening organic; what lies “beyond organic” in terms of a healthy planet with healthy food for all living things; Soil Will Save Us, an earth-shaking scenario of carbon farming as a solution to climate change.

Friday June 24, 7:00 gather, film starts promply at 7:15pm – Q&A/discussion follows
Fireside Room, Palo Alto Unitarian Universalist Church
505 E. Charleston Avenue, Palo Alto


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