Past Meetup

Locavore potluck and a movie

This Meetup is past


We're posting this event even though we're not hosting it because many of our members are likely to have an interest. The event is being sponsored by Slow Food High Desert and it's the group's monthly potluck and movie night.

NO NEED TO RSVP (see below). We won't have a host there, so you're pretty much on your own. Note the item on bringing plates and utensils.

The Slow Food High Desert group will be showing "Locavore: Local Diet, Healthy Planet" (2009). Here is a review from

"Locavore, the movie, is truly a local production. You won't find any big name 'Foodie' celebrities in this production - they're not needed. The Living Farm's Lynn Gillespie plus Jay Canode use local talent to describe what a locavore is all about.

"Locavore is positive - it does not go into the graphic details of industrial agriculture issues. Other documentaries have gone that route to raise awareness. Locavore, on the other hand, is more instructive. Instructive in the sense that the movie makers let the locals themselves tell the locavore story. The movie includes a number of anecdotes from locals who convince the audience with sincerity the benefits of eating locally in terms of physical and community economic health.

"For me, the most important part of the movie is the 'How to...' section towards the end. Here, Lynn demonstrates how to create earth and cinder block gardens, and Jay uses time lapse photography to show how such gardens can be created from start to finish. Also, Jay provides resources to get more information regarding the local food movement."

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a potluck meal. Please bring a dish to share as well as personal place settings (plate and utensils).

There is no charge, but donations are welcomed. No RSVP necessary. Questions? email [masked]

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