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GROW YOUR HEALTH-Film Screening and Wellness Festival


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The Northern Virginia Whole Foods Nutrition Meetup Group presents:
Film Screening and Wellness Festival

featuring the Documentary Film

In Organic We Trust is on the way! Grow good health this summer in your own backyard! Join us for an afternoon movie, health and wellness exhibits, and your choice of a class on gardening OR an exciting local foods panel discussion!

Chef Wes Rosati of Fields of Athenry Farm will be offering hearty, healthy farm lunches for sale in our Wellness Cafe.

$10.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door

Children under 18, $5.00 (Babies free)


12:00-1:00 Registration, Cafe, Exhibits Open 1:00-3:00 Film Screening 2:30-4:30 Cafe and Exhibits 3:30-4:30 Gardening Classes, Panel Discussion Visit the event website at:

About the Film

78% of Americans eat organic food because they think it's healthier. But is organic really better for us or just a marketing scam? In Organic We Trust is an eye-opening food documentary that takes a closer look at the "organic" philosophy and label and gives a view beyond organic for practical solutions for me and you.

Before or after the film, grab lunch, explore the exhibits, and then choose either:

Gardening Classes

Topics include: Starting Your First Garden, Managing Bugs and Pests without Chemicals, Feeding the Soil, Herb & Container Gardening, Advanced Gardening (Biodynamic Permaculture and Foodscaping), Gardening With Kids --Note: Topics may change. We've provided a description of each class at the bottom of this event listing.

Panel Discussion

A panel of local experts will discuss the solutions presented in the film. Topics include organizing school and community gardens, better school lunches, and how to buy local.

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Your admission fee will help pay for the movie screening, venue, and other event costs. Proceeds from this event over and above the expenses will be donated to support the nutrition education efforts of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Movie screening, classes, and panel discussion are included with the admission price.

Description of Classes:

Starting Your First Garden - Find out how to get started with your very own backyard vegetable garden. Will include discussions on planning your garden, integrating food plants into your landscape, preparing the soil, and smart seed and plant buying.

Managing Bugs and Pests without Chemicals - Find out how to reduce pests naturally and avoid using chemicals on your garden.

Feeding the Soil - Learn how to create and maintain your soil so it grows better tasting and more nutritious and healthy plants.

Herb & Container Gardening - Learn about growing herbs and vegetables in limited space. You can grow a living salad bar on your balcony, townhouse porch, or window box. Find out what works in containers and small spaces and starting an herb garden.

Advanced Gardening (Biodynamic Permaculture and Foodscaping) - Learn about the miraculous world of bio-dynamics and how to apply them to your garden. Find out about the basic permaculture principles and design concepts.

Gardening with Kids - Parents or grandparents can spend an hour getting ideas for how to garden with kids of all ages. Class will include some age-appropriate activities for those attending with children.

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