If anyone feels like driving in the complete opposite direction of our Apple Harvest Party to see Farmer John (it's the same day), here goes:
"Screening of the Real Dirt on Farmer John at Angelic Organics Learning Center What: Enjoy the award-winning movie The Real Dirt on Farmer John with an outdoor screening at Angelic Organics. A lively discussion with Farmer John Peterson himself will take place after the movie. Farmer John has finally returned to his farm after 5 years of touring the world with the film. This epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer has won 31 awards, and been seen by millions on television and in theaters throughout the world. An outcast in his community, Farmer John bravely stands amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and violence. By melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression, this powerful story of transformation and renewal heralds a resurrection of farming in America. The Peterson family farm has become Angelic Organics, one of the largest Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms in the United States, a beacon of today?s booming organic farming movement. Proceeds from the movie will benefit Angelic Organics Learning Center, the nonprofit educational partner to the vegetable farm, which offers programs at Angelic Organics farm and at other farms and urban growing sites in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Cost: $15/person Please preregister at (815)[masked]x8455 or www.learngrowconnect.org When: Saturday, September 26, 2009, 7:30 pm Rain date, September 27 Where: Angelic Organics Learning Center 1547 Rockton Road Caledonia, IL 61011 For more information: About the movie: www.angelicorganics.com/film About Angelic Organics Farm: www.angelicorganics.com About Angelic Organics Learning Center: www.learngrowconnect.org Contact: Deb Crockett (815) 389‐8455 [address removed]"
A group for those interested in leading a healthy and enjoyable life! Real whole food is delicious and good for you, and it should be fun to prepare and eat with friends and family. Learn about what "real food" is and why it is so important for our health.
We are focused on helping people eat fresh whole foods on a local and sustainable scale as much as possible. We will help you to avoid foods that are not good for you such as highly-processed foods, sugary foods, refined carbohydrates, and bad oils, among others. Thus following the basic principals of Dr. Weston A. Price.
This is a journey for all of us so whatever the goals are all are welcome. Whether you are looking to lose weight in a healthy, sustainable and enjoyable way or trying to feed your children a more nutrient-dense diet or even just trying to eat less fast food, this group is for you.
Our goal is health in a realistic and holistic sense. We are always trying to find ways to make eating real food more economical, more convenient and more fun. We welcome those faced with time and financial constraints and those who have come up with creative solutions for eliminating barriers to eating a healthy diet.
We hold regular informational meetings and hands-on food preparation workshops. Also, we sometimes hold film-screenings or have guest speakers on the topics of real foods, sustainable agriculture, seasonal and local eating, food politics, and nutrition. Potlucks, farm visits and community volunteer projects are also on the calendar.
Our goal is to create a dynamic community of lovers of food, health and life who are willing to grow and learn and share with others looking for happiness and holistic health in our homes and in the greater community.