KEEPING OUR MINDS GROWING WHILE OUR GARDENS LIE DORMANT
Bioliteracy: Understanding the language of life. Reading the stories and connections of living things and how they interact here on the planet.
Featured at each of the three events is the Lexicon of Sustainability, a pop-up art show that is making its first appearance in Montana.
“By illuminating the vocabulary of sustainable agriculture, and with it the conversation about America’s rapidly evolving food culture, the Lexicon of Sustainability educates, engages and activates people to pay closer attention to how they eat, what they buy, and where their responsibility begins for creating a healthier, safer food system
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TUESDAY, MARCH 10
Documentary: Ingredients: The local food movement takes root and the Lexicon of Sustainability art show
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at the Lewis & Clark Library
Suggested donation $5.00. See description and trailer on this page.
This film screening is made possible with support from the Real Food Market and Deli.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21
Spring Equinox Family Fun
10:30 am to noon at ExplorationWorks
A family playshop to learn, create, and catch the gardening bug together. Come see the Lexicon of Sustainability show, create your own artwork inspired by gardens, plant some seeds, enjoy stories in the Book Shed, and say hello to Nann’s red wiggler worms.
TUESDAY, MARCH 24
Community Supported Agriculture: Meet the Farmers
6:00 pm - Know Your Food short films
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Presentations at the Lewis & Clark Library
Suggested donation $5.00.
An evening with the farmers of the North Valley Cooperative and Prairie Heritage Farm, and an introduction to AERO's Abundant Montana Program. Learn about two CSAs that supply vegetables, fruits, eggs, meat, and grains from Great Falls to Helena. Staff from the statewide nonprofit, AERO, will also discuss their sustainable agriculture programs and introduce the 2015 Abundant Montana directory of local food producers.
For more information, contact: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406.996.1123.
Watch the trailer for the documentary, Ingredients: The local food movement takes root, screening Tuesday, March 10 at the Lewis & Clark Library, 7 pm.
Attention being paid to the local food movement comes at a time when the failings of our current industrialized food system are becoming all too clear. For the first time in history, our children’s generation is expected to have a shorter lifespan than our own. The quality, taste and nutritional value of the food we eat has dropped sharply over the last fifty years. Shipped from ever-greater distances, we have literally lost sight of where our food comes from and in the process we've lost a vital connection to our local community and to our health.
A feature-length documentary, INGREDIENTS illustrates how people around the country are working to revitalize that connection. Narrated by Bebe Neuwirth, the film takes us across the U.S. from the diversified farms of the Hudson River and Willamette Valleys to the urban food deserts of Harlem and to the kitchens of celebrated chefs Alice Waters, Peter Hoffman and Greg Higgins. INGREDIENTS is a journey that reveals the people behind the movement to bring good food back to the table and health back to our communities.
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All contributions are tax-deductible. Donations of any amount can be securely submitted via Paypal by clicking the Donate button above or by mailing a check to:
Cultivate Helena, Inc.
PO Box 1484
Helena, MT 59624
Cultivate Helena's mission is to educate, engage and collaborate with partners in the greater Helena area to support all-season, sustainable gardening projects to enhance our community's health and well being.