Category Archives: Movies

Jenness Farm Open Farm Weekend, April 17 & 18

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The Jenness Farm Spring Open House/Open Farm Weekend is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 17 & 18, 2010, from 10 am to 6 pm, rain or shine. Enjoy fresh donuts; browse the new-and-improved Jenness Farm store (there’s so much more than goat milk soap!); buy products from several vendors. Visit with chicks, piglets, baby goats, lambs, and crazy turkeys—not to mention Rhun the Frisbee Dog, official farm greeter! The weekend-long event will offer lots of fun for children of all ages. Bring a picnic lunch and any questions that you may have. WHAT: Jenness Farm Spring Open House/Open Farm Weekend WHEN: April 17 & 18, 2010, 10 am–6 pm WHERE: 77 Garland Road, Nottingham, NH 03290 WEBSITE: http://www.jennessfarm.com

Slow Food Boston events, Feb-March

Get information about showings in the 3rd Annual Film Series, food events, and more happening in and around Boston from Slow Food Boston:

3rd Annual Film Series – Two Angry Moms
When: Sunday, 02/21/2010 3:30PM

The City Meets The Sea: Beer Meets Oyster
When: Wednesday, 03/03/2010 7:00PM

Maple Sugaring Outing at Natick Community Organic Farm
When: Saturday, 03/13/2010 11:00AM

3rd Annual Film Series – Bullshit
When: Sunday, 03/14/2010 3:30PM

“Tap In” Spring Water Film Series at UNH

Via Food & Water Watch:

Food & Water Watch has teamed up with the University of New Hampshire’s Office of Sustainability to sponsor a free film and speaker series called “Tap In.”

All films will be shown at 6:00 pm in the UNH Memorial Union Building Theater 1.  Please stick around after the films for a discussion session and don’t forget to stop by the literature table during the event.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010
Film: Flow: For Love of Water
Irena Salina’s film is a comprehensive look at water issues around the world.  Both moving and informative, this film shows us the struggles that communities from Michigan to India are undertaking to protect their most precious resource–water.

Monday, Februrary 22, 2010
Film: Blue Gold: World Water Wars
Throughout the world, our limited fresh water supply is being polluted, diverted, pumped, and wasted.  Blue Gold follows numerous examples of people fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases to violent revolutions to local protests at grade schools.

Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 7:10pm
Speaker: Maude Barlow
Location: 115 Murkland Hall, UNH campus (free parking across Main St.)
Maude Barlow is the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, chairs Food & Water Watch’s board, and served as senior advisor on water to the President of the United Nations General Assembly in 2008 and 2009. The recipient of eight honorary doctorates as well as many awards, Barlow is also the best selling author or co-author of 16 books and is featured in many films including Blue Gold.

**Food & Water Watch announced on March 3: “We regret to announce that Maude Barlow’s March 4, 2010 keynote address at the University of New Hampshire will be rescheduled due to an airline flight cancellation.”

They are trying to reschedule this event; details will follow when available.**

Monday, March 22, 2010
Film: Tapped
Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce?  Stephanie Soechtig’s debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.

**The March 4 event has been rescheduled for March 31. (Read the March 25 announcement here.)**

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Speaker: Maude Barlow
Location: 115 Murkland Hall, UNH campus (free parking across Main St.)
Maude Barlow is the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, chairs Food & Water Watch’s board, and served as senior advisor on water to the President of the United Nations General Assembly in 2008 and 2009. The recipient of eight honorary doctorates as well as many awards, Barlow is also the best selling author or co-author of 16 books and is featured in many films including Blue Gold.

Please register for this event.

Visit the University of New Hampshire’s Office of Sustainability website for more information about the “Tap In” event.

Portland-area events: Rob Shetterly, The End of Suburbia, Bill McKibben

News from Slow Food Portland:

February 18: Rob Shetterly, Maine artist of the famous “Americans Who Tell the Truth” series, will speak about what it means to stand up and take action at important moments in history, like today.  After a reception of local food, he will lead a community discussion about what needs to happen in our communities, and how we can stand up to take action.  (Freeport Community Center, February 18, 6:30 pm)

February 23: Suburbia and all it promises has become the American Dream.  But in the 21st century, serious questions have emerged about the sustainability of this way of life. With brutal honesty and a touch of irony, the film The End of Suburbia explores the American Way of Life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply. (Frontier Café, February  23, 7 pm; $5 admission)

March 6: Celebrated economist and environmentalist Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature, will talk about his upcoming book, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, and his work with 350.org. (Freeport Performing Arts Center, March 6, 7 pm; suggested donation $5)