November: Kombit

November 8, 2016

The Plow to Plate Film Series brings the documentary “KOMBIT: The Cooperative” to the Park Slope Food Coop in Brooklyn to celebrate a five-year pledge by Timberland to plant five million trees, that becomes a story of empowerment, friendship, and hope for the people of Haiti. Directed by the award-winning filmmakers at Found Object, the film chronicles an unlikely partnership between a Haitian agronomist and a former NGO leader who band together with bootmaker Timberland for a project that quickly evolves into an innovative and sustainable business model that improved farmers’ lives and is helping create a greener future for Haiti. Over the course of five years, the documentary follows the partnership between Timberland and SFA, revealing how a simple tree-planting goal empowered 3,200 farmers to restore their land and take control of their futures.

December: Food For Thought

December 13, 2016

We want our food fast, convenient and cheap, but at what cost? As farms have become supersized,
our environment suffers and so does the quality of our food. Susan Rockefeller’s short film, Food for Thought, Food for Life (20 min.) explains the downsides of current agribusiness practices, and also introduces us to farmers, chefs, researchers, educators, and advocates who are providing solutions. The film is both poetic and practical; its powerful examination of the connections between our planet and our well-being is accompanied by specific strategies that protect both. With an eye towards a sustainable and abundant future, it offers inspiration for communities that are ready to make a difference.

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Refreshments will be served
Non-Members welcome!