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Dinner time film and discussion: "Growing Local"

Story posted February 02, 2015

Event date(s): December 01, 2010 — December 01, 2010

Dinner time film screening and discussion: Growing Local
Tuesday, Feburary 10 6:00-8:00 pm (film begins at 6:30pm)
Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall

Growing Local
is a short series by Maine Farmland Trust about small farms and the uncertain fate of the local food movement. The series weaves together three separate but connected stories to create a coherent narrative about local food and local farms. The goal of the project is to help fellow Mainers, and hopefully others around the country, better understand the agrarian landscape surrounding us and the important role it plays in growing community as well as food. The film makers hope to inspire viewers to actively seek out local foods for their own health, the health of their communities and that of the planet.

We will be joined by Kristin Pierson, an apprentice at Crystal Spring Farm; Tristan Noyes, '05, GroMaine, Aroostock County, and Sarah Wiederkehr, Winterhill Farm. Join us for dinner (get dinner 'through the line' and eat in Daggett Lounge), watch the film (starting at 6:30) and participate in conversation with table mates and local farmers.

Open to students with Board Plan and others at Polar Plus rates. This event is being hosted at Bowdoin by the Environmental Studies Program, Sustainable Bowdoin, and Bowdoin Dining.