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March 28, 2009

The Real Dirt

Filed under: Sustainable Living — Jocko @ 1:12 am

Submitted by the Pender Film Group:

This week we have a timely documentary film about one man’s fight to save his family farm in a small rural community.  Fighting everything from unfounded rumours and harassment to devastating financial ruin, farmer john maintained his dignity and eventually got the farm back running.  Then just as it all seemed like maybe it wasn’t going to work out, ‘john’ discovered the community supported agriculture (CSA farms) and became one of the first CSA farms in Illinois near Chicago where families from the city purchased shares in the farm and came out and helped grow the food that they would have delivered to the city weekly, a win win situation for all…. and I might suggest, not a bad idea to think about here on Pender Island?  Please come and enjoy this documentary and we can have a discussion afterward about farming and food, on Pender for those who are interested.

Film screening: ‘THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN’  this Saturday, March 28th, 7:30pm at the Community Hall.  Suggested admission by donation, $5.  Poster .pdf:  farmer1.pdf

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