FRESH Screening at Pequot Library, Southport, CT
Pequot Library and the Fairfield Green Food Guide, LLC are proud to present the first community screening in Connecticut of the newly released documentary food film FRESH on Wednesday, August 12 at 7 pm in the Library's auditorium. FRESH, a widely-acclaimed production of documentary filmmaker Ana Sofia Joanes offers "new thinking about what we're eating" at a time when the potentially lethal consequences of our industrialized food system have become standard items in our daily news diet.
FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, a 2008 MacArthurs Genius Award fellow; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollans book, The Omnivores Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, who is creating a new market model for our family farmers. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. FRESHs focus on these inspiring individuals and their initiatives around the US provides the audience with actionable solutions. FRESH is a call to action.
"Audience members will walk away with a better appreciation and understanding for the rapidly growing local-sustainable food movement and the critical role they play in supporting local farms and creating a local market for sustainable products. The guest panelists and exhibitors participating in the screening will offer practical ideas about small but important steps we can take to join and strengthen this grass roots movement" explains Analiese Paik, founder of FairfieldGreenFoodGuide.com, a free online consumer guide to green food resources in Fairfield County.
"Screening FRESH at the Library fits perfectly with our commitment to make the Library a greener place and share the newest information about sustainable living with our patrons so we can all reduce our environmental impact at work and at home" explains Dan Snydacker, Executive Director of Pequot Library.
Immediately following the film, guests will be treated to an educational panel discussion by the leaders of our own local-sustainable food movement including Bill Duesing, Executive Director of CT NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut); Sue Cadwell, Chef/Owner of Health in a Hurry; environmentalist Janak Desai and Ken Kleban of Kleban Properties, co-founders of Fairfield's Farmer's Market at the Brick Walk; Analiese Paik, Founder of the Fairfield Green Food Guide, LLC; and Annelise McCay and Amie Hall, founders of three of Fairfield's organic, edible schoolyard gardens. Following the panel, a wide variety of exhibitors in the Librarys community reading room will offer practical advice about how individuals can contribute to and benefit from the local-sustainable food movement.
Seating is limited to 100 guests and tickets must be pre-purchased online for five dollars plus a small processing fee at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/75164. Under 17 not admitted without a parent. All event profits will be donated to the Pequot Library and a local-sustainable food initiative. The event is being organized and sponsored in part by the Fairfield Green Food Guide, LLC and hosted by Pequot Library. Thanks to a generous donation by Steaz, guests will enjoy a complimentary organic, fair trade beverage. State-of-the art sound is being provided by our sponsor M Communications.
About Pequot Library:
Pequot Library is a true American treasure and a center of civic pride, bringing literature, music, art, and the humanities into the lives of countless families in the region since the building opened in 1893. The wonderful experiences that generations of Fairfield residents have shared at the Library are part of what brings the entire area together as a community.
Pequot is an association library and is governed by a not-for profit organization the Pequot Library Association. In a generous grant each year, the town of Fairfield contributes 30% of the annual operating cost of the Library. Members of the Pequot Library Association contribute with extraordinary generosity to the Librarys Annual Fund drive that helps provide the bulk of its funding and enables it to continue to excel in providing high-level library services to the community.
Pequot is embracing the United States Green Building Councils Leadership in Environmental Engineering and Design (LEED) framework to ensure that the building and its operating systems meet the most widely accepted standards for efficiency and sustainability. From boilers to bubblers, each decision about equipment and operations has an environmental impact, and the Library is committed to minimizing that impact. "Greening the Library serves as an educational platform for all ages" notes Dan Snydacker, Executive Director of Pequot Library. "We're adding a green page to our web site and are planning a number of hands-on family programs for the fall, including one about how to make compost at home."
About the FairfieldGreenFoodGuide.com:
The web site FairfieldGreenFoodGuide.com was founded by Analiese Paik in January, 2009 to provide Fairfield County consumers with an online resource for finding fresh, local, and sustainably grown food plus a unique forum for connecting with the local green food community. The Buying Guide, a searchable database of Fairfield County green food resources, helps consumers discover exciting green food resources right in their neighborhoods. Readers stay current on breaking green food news via the sites blog posts, e-newsletters and calendar of green food events. The FRESH screening at Pequot Library is being organized by and sponsored in part by the Fairfield Green Food Guide, LLC.
Fairfield Green Food Guide, LLC
Analiese Paik, Founder
Dan Snydacker, Executive Director
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT 06890
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