FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, the Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.
Will Allen, www.polyfacefarms.com — The son of southern sharecroppers, Will Allen always believed that everyone should have access to fresh, healthy food. Today, he lives his dream growing amazing products on a 3-acre lot in the middle of urban Milwaukee. By converting a million pounds of waste into energy via composting, Will also leads the way in visualizing zero-waste cities.
6ft 7â€³ former professional basketball player Will Allen is now one of the most influential leaders of the food security & urban farming movement. His farm and not-for-profit, Growing Power, have trained and inspired people in every corner of the US to start growing food sustainably. This man and his organization go beyond growing food. They provide a platform for people to share knowledge and form relationships in order to develop alternatives to the industrial food system.
Date: May 27, 2009 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM (NOTE: The first screening has already sold out.)
Location: NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street
Contact: Ana Joanes ana[at]ripple-effect-films.com
More Info and Trailers: http://www.FRESHthemovie.com
This event is the NY premiere of FRESH and will be followed by a panel discussion with Joel Salatin (polyface farm), Will Allen (Growing Power), Dan Barber (Blue Hill restaurant), and Jacquie Berger (Just Food). NOTE: The panel will only be after the 6:30 pm showing. There will be no panel after the 9:00 pm showing.
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