Food for Thought — Lecture & Films at the Great Park

Food for Thought, a free outdoor film series kicked off by a lecture by community food expert and author Mark Winne, is being presented by the Great Park at the Farm and Food Lab. The talk, Reclaiming Our Connection to Food: Embracing Food Problems in a Day of New Solutions, is this Thursday, March 10 at 7:30.

Mark Winne, who wrote Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin’ Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture, will be speaking about “…how people are reclaiming their connection to their food, health, land, and governments.” He will also be signing copies of his book after the talk. Mary Beth saw him speak a few days ago in Durango and said that he was very inspiring.

The event opens at 6:30 with picnic on the lawn. You can bring your own food or get something from the gourmet food trucks that will be there. Seating is provided for the lecture, but bring a blanket for the lawn picnic. The talk begins at 7:30.

Thursday’s lecture will be followed up by a series of three thought-provoking films.

King Corn
Thursday, April 21, 2011

In this Peabody Award winner, two college friends plant and grow an acre corn farm in Iowa to better understand the broader food production system and farming in America. The director, Aaron Woolf, will speak prior to the film showing.

Food, Inc.
Thursday, May 19, 2011

This hard-hitting Academy Award nominee looks inside corporate agribusiness to drive consumer demand for healthier and more humanely produced food. Note: This film contains content that may be inappropriate for younger viewers.

Dirt! The Movie
Thursday, June 9, 2011

This documentary brings to life the science, history, art and philosophy of the world’s most precious living natural resource.

The lawn opens at 6:30 p.m. for picnics; films start at dusk and run about 90 minutes. For more information and a link to maps and directions go to the Great Park website.

See you there!

P.S. There’s lots happening at the Great Park. For info on the Spring 2011 Gardening Workshops which start on March 19th see the sidebar.

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