Calling all farmers and friends of the Stonington Farmers Market. This film you won’t want to miss.
Opera House Arts (OHA), the Island Culinary and Ecological Center, and Maine Farmland rust are proud to present the new film, Growing Local, Sunday, November 16 at 5 p.m. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with local farmers.
Growing Local is a collaboration between Maine Farmland Trust and Seedlight Pictures. The film points to both the vibrancy and the growing pains of the local food movement in Maine, and the uncertain fate of the farmers and farmland that keep it alive. The film contains three short vignettes: “Seeding A Dream,” “Pig Not Pork,” and “Changing Hands.” Each focuses on a different challenge hindering the growth of the local food movement, and points toward possible solutions.
“While many are aware of the challenges faced by small farmers today, these three short films weave together the interconnectedness of farms, community and health in a unique and innovative way,” said John Piotti, President and CEO of Maine Farmland Trust. “They make us think about our values, about things we may take for granted, and, most importantly, what we can do to effect positive change.”