‘DIRT! The Movie’ — with Reception, Exhibitors & Panel Discussion, 6 p.m. Weds. July 14, Greenwich

Jul 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Farm

6 p.m.: Local Wine & Cheese Reception with Guest Exhibitors; 7 p,m,: Film Screening (83 min.) & Panel Discussion about Dirt! The Movie.

Come for an evening and leave with a new appreciation for soil, writes Jeff Cordulack of Audubon Greenwich.

You may have never heard of the film, but once you’ve seen it, you will never forget it. No film is like it and the story told will remind of you of our close relationship with something so simple, yet so complex – soil (a.k.a. DIRT).

You’ll learn where it comes from, be reminded of where we are going to, and gain a better understanding of the miracles that soil gives to life on this planet. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, DIRT! The Movie, this film introduces viewers to soil’s fascinating history and explores Earth’s most underappreciated and valuable source of fertility.

RSVPs required and space is very limited. To secure your seats now, buy tickets online for $12/person or RSVP and pay $15.00 at the door, space permitting. To buy online, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/114370. To RSVP, call Jeff at 203-869-5272 x239 to check door ticket availability.

Panelists for the discussion after “Dirt! The Movie

*      Moderator: Analiese Paik – founder and editor of the Fairfield Green Food Guide.
*      Emily Brooks – founder of the Edibles Advocate Alliance/Shared Harvest CT and advocate for increasing awareness about the role of local & sustainable agriculture in human health.
*      Jeff Cordulack – Environmental Council of Stamford (ECOS) President and Audubon’s Greenwich’s Events & Communications Manager.
*      Annie Farrell – farm manager at Millstone Farm in Wilton, organic farm consultant, and a pioneer in the sustainable agriculture movement.
*      Mike Nadeau – owner of Plantscapes Organics, LLC and one of the original developers of NOFA’s Organic Land Care standards.

Exhibitors at the “Dirt! The Movie” reception

*      Edibles Advocates Alliance/Shared Harvest CT – a consultant for grass-roots, agricultural, and socially innovative organizations. http://www.ediblesadvocatealliance.org/
*      Fairfield Green Food Guide – a free website dedicated to helping consumers source local and sustainably grown food and connecting with the green food community. http://www.FairfieldGreenFoodGuide.com
*      Fairfield Organic Teaching Farm – A proposed working farm and organic educational center on town-owned land in Fairfield, CT. http://www.fairfieldorganicteachingfarm.org.
*      Fairfield Bread Company – a local artisan bread company. http://www.fairfieldbread.blogspot.com.
*      Millstone Farm – an organic farm in Wilton owned by Betsy and Jesse Fink and run by Annie Farrell. http://millstonefarm.org.
*      Mike’s Organic Delivery – a farm-to-door, organic & local food delivery company servicing Greenwich and other nearby towns. http://www.mikesorganicdelivery.com.
*      Mow Green US – a lawn care company using ‘reel mowers’ to provide quiet, clean and green mowing at no additional cost. http://www.mowgreen.us.
*      Peter’s Garden – a supplier of the little known but soon to be famous ‘licorice root’ mulch for gardens.
*      Plantscapes Organics Inc. – a NOFA accredited organic land care professional helping residents and businesses to green their properties. http://www.plantscapeorganics.com.
*      Red Bee Honey – a Wilton-based artisanal honey and honey-based skin care product producer practicing organic hive management. http://www.redbee.com.
*      Southfield Sustainable Community Platform – a year-round indoor/outdoor farmers’ market and eateries featuring locally grown, organic and epicurean gourmet foods in Stamford.
*      Sunset Meadow Vineyards in Goshen, CT, owned and operated by the Motel family, has generously donated their award-winning sustainable wines to the event and will be on hand to tell us more about them during the wine and cheese reception. (http://www.sunsetmeadowvineyards.com/)

Also, a special thank you to the Fairfield Bread Company for donating their artisan baguettes, The Flaxette, to the reception and to CT Farm Fresh Express http://www.ctffe.com/FFExpress/Welcome.html  for helping provide the local cheeses.

To learn more about this film and event at Audubon Greenwich, visit http://greenwich.audubon.org/Programs_SpecialEvents.html.

For directions to the Audubon Greenwich center, please visit: http://greenwich.audubon.org/AboutUs_Directions.html

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