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2013 Sustainable Food Film Series at the Denver Botanic Gardens

  • Sep 24, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

Free dinner and an enlightening film with advance registration!

The 2013 Sustainable Food Film Series includes four films relating to sustainable food practices, organic farming and community agriculture. Thanks to presenting sponsor Chipotle Mexican Grill, each evening includes food provided by Chipotle, a screening of the film, and a post-film panel discussion.

The films take place between September and November 2013 at Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street.

Films are free with advance registration, but do fill up early. Register for each film separately by clicking "Register today."

Film 1: Eating Alabama

In search of a simpler life, a young couple returns home to Alabama where they set out to eat the way their grandparents did – locally and seasonally. But as they navigate the agro-industrial gastronomical complex, they soon realize that nearly everything about the food system has changed since farmers once populated their family histories. A thoughtful and often funny essay on community, the South and sustainability, “Eating Alabama” is a story about why food matters.

Date: Tuesday, September 24

Admission: FREE; donations accepted

Location: Mitchell Hall

Schedule: Doors open at 6 p.m. for serving of food, film starts at 6:30 p.m. (62 min. long) Panel discussion following film!

Register today

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Film 2: End of the Line

Imagine an ocean without fish. Imagine your meals without seafood. Imagine the global consequences. This is the future if we do not stop, think and act. In the film we see first-hand the effects of our global love affair with fish as food. Filmed across the world – from the Straits of Gibraltar to the coasts of Senegal and Alaska to the Tokyo fish market – featuring top scientists, indigenous fishermen and fisheries enforcement officials, The End of the Line is a wake-up call to the world.

Date: Tuesday, October 8

Admission: FREE; donations accepted

Location: Mitchell Hall

Schedule: Doors open at 6 p.m. for serving of food, film starts at 6:30 p.m. (54 min. long), panel discussion following film!

Register today

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Film 3: GROW!

It's not just 'Old MacDonald' on the farm anymore. All across the U.S. there is a growing movement of educated young people who are leaving the cities to take up an agrarian life. GROW! takes a look at this new generation of sustainable farmers through the eyes, hearts and minds of 20 passionate, idealistic and fiercely independent young growers. In the film they speak of both the joys and the challenges involved in tending the land. Filmed on 12 farms throughout the state of Georgia during an entire growing season, GROW! provides an honest and inspiring look at this next generation of farmers.

Date: Wednesday, October 30

Admission: FREE; donations accepted

Location: Mitchell Hall

Schedule: Doors open at 6 p.m. for serving of food, film starts at 6:30 p.m. (60 min. long), panel discussion following film!

Register today

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Film 4: In Organic We Trust

In Organic We Trust is an eye-opening food documentary that follows Director/Producer Kip Pastor on a personal journey to answer commonly asked questions about organic food: What exactly is organic? Is it really better, or just a marketing scam? The film digs deep with farmers, organic certifiers, scientists, and organic critics to explore the content beneath the label and the truth behind the marketing. It takes a balanced approach to clear up misconceptions about organic food while highlighting practical solutions that are transforming the way we grow and eat.

Date: Wednesday, November 20

Admission: FREE; donations accepted

Location: Mitchell Hall

Schedule: Doors open at 6 p.m. for serving of food, film starts at 6:30 p.m. (82 min. long), panel discussion following film.

Register today

See you there!

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  • Karen H.

    Debbie:

    I just got an email and they did add 33 more seats. I was able to get 2 tickets for the 30th. ( I have a conflict for Nov 20th).

    I still plan on seeing you next week and thanks for saving 2 tickets for me. Will they be in my name?

    October 1, 2013

  • Karen H.

    Hi Debbie:

    I heard the from the gardens that they were going to be releasing 40 more seats for the last 2 films, however, I am not a member so I assume I cannot get tickets without going through this group. Have you heard anything about the release of more seats and if so are you able to get 2 for me for the last film on Oct 30th?

    Thanks.

    October 1, 2013

  • Becky

    Debbie
    After reading the comments below--about pre-registering--does that mean those of us who already have our tickets--need to now do something else?? Just don't want to get there and find there was more to this process.
    Thanks!

    September 25, 2013

    • Debbie

      It was up to each individual to register when the film series was first posted weeks back. If you did that then you don't need to register again. I only posted the remaining films as a reminder so we can put the dates on our calendars and so I don't forget!! See you there!

      September 26, 2013

  • Karen H.

    As far as I know, every film is sold out. I tried to register for any and no luck.

    September 26, 2013

  • Tricia

    Gray evening

    September 25, 2013

    • Tricia

      That should be "great" evening...

      September 25, 2013

  • Michael D.

    Debbie, do we need to register with Botanic gardens as well, there was confusion last night about this
    Michael [masked]

    September 25, 2013

    • Debbie

      Yes you must pre-register for each film directly to the Denver Botanic Gardens. Meetup is not the sponsor - the meetup description was only an FYI to solicit interest in an event put on by the Botanic Gardens. The link to register is posted at the beginning of each film description. Hope to see you there"

      September 25, 2013

  • Debbie

    I will post the future film dates as individual events so no one forgets!

    September 25, 2013

    • Pat

      Thanks Debbie for organizing this event. So interesting! Looking forward to all of the future dates.

      September 25, 2013

  • Pat

    Very interesting evening

    September 25, 2013

  • Barb

    Most excellent!!! Enjoyed everything...think I will visit all the websites mentioned during the panel discussion!

    September 25, 2013

  • Debbie

    Its always challenging to bring a group this size together at an open event of 200 people. I appreciated the free dinner and thought the film generated a lot of interesting opinions!

    September 25, 2013

  • Becky

    Very informative evening--the panel at the end helped to "bring it all home".
    Thanks Debbie for another brillant idea for a meet-up.!!

    September 24, 2013

  • Debbie

    Very enlightening and thought-provoking! Next time it would be great to have a conversation after the film with fellow baby boomers. Let's see if we can make that happen!

    1 · September 24, 2013

    • Lonnie

      I like that idea; seems like a conversation afterwards would make it more of a group event.

      1 · September 24, 2013

    • Becky

      I agree!! Looking forward to the next three!

      1 · September 24, 2013

  • Brahma S.

    excellent

    September 24, 2013

  • Laurie

    Great group, interesting film, tasty burrito. Another enjoyable evening. Thank you Debbie.

    September 24, 2013

  • Debbie

    And the free food was great too! That alone is worth going if you don't feel like cooking that evening!

    September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm still coming but just got off work so will be a little bit late. I'm hoping to still get there in time to catch the food, but I'll definitely be there for the film

    September 24, 2013

  • Rick V.

    I just received an email from Meghan at the Botanical Gardens, and yes, tickets can be transferred to someone else. Just provide the name and confirm #, when checking in. Consequently, I have an extra ticket (from Carol). Please email me at [masked], if interested.

    September 24, 2013

    • Rick V.

      Roxie, I'm still counting on your ticket for me.. Carol had also offered her ticket, which I have now given to Michael.

      September 24, 2013

    • Debbie

      Karen, I only have 2 so keep looking. Disregard my previous message to you. Thanks! :-)

      September 24, 2013

  • Debbie

    According to Meghan at Botanic Gardens we don't need physical tickets. Registrants names are on the attendee list and they will check us off as we arrive. So save some paper!

    September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can see that I am confirmed but have no idea of where to find a confirm. # or a place to print tickets??? anyone? Debbie?

    September 24, 2013

    • Rick V.

      Debra.. Log into your Botanical Gardens account -> click on "account" in upper right corner -> click on "order history" lower right -> choose date -> click "download" and you can print from the PDF

      September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I don't the tickets left.

    September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make it tomorrow night and I have 2 tickets. Let me know if you would like them

    September 23, 2013

    • Karen H.

      Thanks.

      September 23, 2013

    • Brahma S.

      Joi, If you still your tickets. I'd like to get them. Thanks. My email is [masked]

      September 23, 2013

  • Debbie

    I registered for all of them! And, I have 10 tickets for October 8th "End of the Line" if you want one let me know.

    July 29, 2013

    • Debbie

      Karen I have fix for Film 2 if you want one for Oct 8. Let me know.

      September 23, 2013

    • Karen H.

      Yes, I would like the ticket for Oct 8th, preferably 2 is possible. Thanks.

      September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh my, was there a confirmation number that I missed Debbie? If so you will need to resend.... and my apologies, I'll get the hang of this!

    September 23, 2013

    • Debbie

      Read the event description and click on register now. Pretty sure tomorrow is sold out.

      September 23, 2013

  • Debbie

    I hope to see you all around the food but if we miss each other, look for me holding the Meetup sign in Mitchell Hall!

    September 22, 2013

  • Bonnie

    I was only able to get a ticket for film 2. If someone has an extra one for film 1 that they don't intend to use please let me know. Thanks!

    September 18, 2013

  • Charly

    Laurie H is using my 2 tkts (reserved thru Botanic Gardens). Working that evening. Sorry to miss.

    September 5, 2013

  • Kathy

    Did not get a ticket for the first film. Let me know if one becomes available. Thank you.

    September 4, 2013

  • Mary

    The first film is sold out but I registered for the 2nd and the 4th film.

    September 4, 2013

  • Becky

    From what I read there are no more tickets for the first film.( I JUST joined! )
    Is there a wait list?? If so, please put me on it--or if someone is unable to attend would you please let me know so I could use YOUR ticket?? Thanks lots.
    my e-mail is [masked]

    September 4, 2013

  • Jeanne A

    If someone has an extra ticket I would love it. I missed out on getting one in time.

    September 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Attending all 4 :)

    August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent! These are my kind of movies :) I've signed up for all of them! Thanks Debbie for bringing this to our attention :)

    August 15, 2013

  • Maggie

    If anyone is signed up for the first one-and has to cancel-I would love your tickets. My son and his wife would like to attend. Thanks. [masked]

    August 9, 2013

  • josephine

    We signed up for all of them too. See you.

    July 31, 2013

  • Pat

    Have my confirmations for all dates. Can't wait!

    July 29, 2013

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