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Food + Farm Series at Space Gallery

Lisa F.
lisa.f.organizer
Group Organizer
Portland, ME
Post #: 288
4.25-27.2008 | FOOD + FARM A series of films and talks examining our access to sustainable food. Co-presented by SPACE and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

4.25.2008 | Fri | Food + Farm: "King Corn"
Doors open at 7:00pm, starts at 7:30pm, $7, $5 for SPACE members, All ages

King Corn is about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. Ian and Curt move from Boston to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America?s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, their discoveries raise troubling questions about how we eat?and how we farm. With Michael Pollan. Q&A with filmmaker Ian Cheney.
http://www.kingcorn.n...­

4.26.2008 | Sat | Food + Farm: Cultivating Community Kid's Event
Doors open at , starts at 10:00am, free, All ages

Good (and fun!) things happen when you know where your food comes from. For 8 growing seasons, Cultivating Community has been helping kids and their families get more connected to the land that sustains us?and fighting hunger and environmental degradation in the process. Join Cultivating Community for a morning of hands-on fun with compost, plants and food. Suggested for kids 8-12.
http://cultivatingcom...­

4.26.2008 | Sat | Food + Farm: An Evening With Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch
Doors open at 7:00pm, starts at 7:30pm, $8, $5 for members, All ages

Eliot and Barbara are titans in the world of organic gardening. Their books, including Barbara's newly updated Garden Primer and Eliot's The New Organic Grower, are well-thumbed staples of most gardeners' bookshelves. Together they run Four Season Farm, an experimental market garden in Harborside, Maine, which produces vegetables year-round, and has become a nationally recognized model of small-scale sustainable agriculture. Tonight offers an intimate evening as the first couple of organic gardening offer their thoughts and reflections on over 40 years in the garden. With an introduction by Russell Libby, Executive Director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.
http://www.fourseason...­
http://www.mofga.org/...­

4.27.2008 | Sun | Food + Farm: Food Source Roundtable
Doors open at 7:00pm, starts at 7:30pm, $6, free for members, All ages
Begins with a screening of the short film Fridays at the Farm (19 min), a lovingly-made personal essay by a filmmaker trying to reconnect his family with the source of the food they consume. Followed by a round-robin discussion with local advocates of sustainable food, including Roger Doiron of Kitchen Gardeners International, John Bliss and Stacy Brenner of Broadturn Farm and David Buchanan, Slow Food organizer and proponent of heirloom crops.
http://www.coyopa.com...­
Merry & Burl H.
BeMerry
Portland, ME
Post #: 39
I want very much to go to:
4.26.2008 | Sat | Food + Farm: An Evening With Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch
Doors open at 7:00pm, starts at 7:30pm, $8, $5 for members, All ages
and
4.27.2008 | Sun | Food + Farm: Food Source Roundtable
Doors open at 7:00pm, starts at 7:30pm, $6, free for members, All ages
The problem is, I can't find any reference to the Food & Farm series on any of the websites listed, and there is no website for SPACE. What and where is SPACE?

Merry
Lisa F.
lisa.f.organizer
Group Organizer
Portland, ME
Post #: 289
oops, sorry!


http://www.space538.o...­
Jon C.
user 6863413
Portland, ME
Post #: 1

Thanks for posting info about the Food+Farm event at SPACE, Lisa.

We're very excited about bringing together some of the best and brightest advocates for sustainable food and are happy to be partnering with MOFGA for the event.
SPACE is a non-profit, community-based exhibition and performance venue in downtown Portland. We're located at 538 Congress St., right between the Maine College of Art and the LL Bean Outlet.

We are anticipating that many of the events will sell out, particularly the evening with Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch on the 26th. You can buy advance tickets for the events through our Brown Paper Tickets account (search for "space gallery" here: www.brownpapertickets.com)

The Cultivating Community event on Saturday morning will be a fun, hands-on introduction to planting, preparing food, and composting for kids (suggested age 8-12). It's FREE but you might want to reserve a space by emailing me at jonscourtney@gmail.com.

Please spread the word, we're hoping to make this a big, exciting event.
Jon Courtney
SPACE
www.space538.org
Lisa F.
lisa.f.organizer
Group Organizer
Portland, ME
Post #: 299
Thanks Jon! Here's the link if anyone wants to buy tix in advance for 4/26 evening event:

http://www.brownpaper...­
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