Three Delray Beach groups are continuing their cause to raise awareness about food, ecology, and community through an environmental film series. The Swinton Community Garden, The Frog Alley Community Garden, and The Green Team of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church invite the community to attend a screening of “FRESH” at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Delray Beach on Monday, February 24th at 6:30 pm.
In 2009, the underground documentary “FRESH” became a massive grassroots success and launched a movement across the United States made up of advocates for healthier, more sustainable food. This powerful and inspirational film explores destructive industrialized food systems, offering a variety of farmers’ and purveyors’ viewpoints from conventional to revolutionary. It underscores the obstacles many face while attempting to reject the factory farm model and showcases the success of progressive and charismatic individuals who intend on helping us take back our food system.
“While Food, Inc. raised awareness about the consequences of consolidation, Fresh advances the argument by talking about solutions. It is a wake-up call for those who have never questioned the origins of their processed diet, and a beacon for those who have,” says one critic.
Vanessa Barrington of Ecosalon adds, “Fresh’s strength is that it shows the incredible creativity of individuals who are devoting their lives to producing food differently. The success of these individuals shows how organic, ecological farming methods can be viable, in contrast to what the naysayers in conventional food say.”
Organizers of the film series suggest a donation of $7 per person for each screening. Proceeds from donations will go towards the cost of showing the films. Money raised beyond the cost of the film series will benefit the Swinton Community Garden, Frog Alley Community Garden, and the environmental justice efforts of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Green Team.
What: With “FRESH,” The Delray Beach Environmental Film Series kicks off its 2014 Season.
When: Monday, February 24th: doors open at 6:30 pm; film starts at 7:00 pm; farm-fresh hors d’oeuvres will be served and a lively discussion will follow.
Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 188 S. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
About Swinton Community Garden
Swinton Community Garden is an organic, not-for-profit garden in the heart of Delray Beach. Now in its sixth year, SCG is committed to providing opportunities for community-building, education, and gardening as a therapeutic activity. In addition to tending individual plots, SCG members grow food for donation to local charities.
About Frog Alley Community Garden
The Frog Alley Community garden is part of Sow Share, a nonprofit program whose mission is to connect people to the earth and to each other through garden-related education, community gardening, and resource sharing. Sow Share is a program of Auroras Voice, a nonprofit organization devoted to continuing the work of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King.
About the Green Team at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Our mission: We embrace the sacred and moral responsibility to be active stewards of God’s creation by promoting a vision of a just and sustainable world community. We will adopt best practices in preserving and nourishing our earth and its resources by incorporating green thinking, sustainability and conservation into our operational decisions and actions. Our leadership will inspire and empower our church community, our neighbors and future generations to strengthen their relationship with the beauty, mystery and power in nature and to take action for the earth.
Mary Whittemore: (561) 512-6715