Food for Thought: From Farm to Table

Join us for a series of three short documentary films diving into issues around the intricacies of food policy globally, as well as the heroes in our local DMV area serving up a vision for a sustainable future. 

Films to be shown:

  • El Cacao. Synopsis: In the lush rainforest of Bocas del Toro, Panama, an indigenous cacao farmer, his wife and grandchildren confront environmental and economic complexities as they grow, harvest and sell cacao beans for a global chocolate market. Does Fair Trade Certification really work? Documenting the exceptional wisdom, unconditional devotion and proven ancient farming techniques of one hard-working Ngäbe farmer, Samuel Murillo, El Cacao complicates the question by examining the fairness of his trade.
  • 50 Years of Farming: For Love & Vegetables. (Part of the DC Farming Film Series.) Synopsis: Tony Newcomb dreamed of farming, and his partner Hiu followed him from Ohio to northern Virginia to rent land and start a farm. With Tony’s passing in 1984, Hiu continues to sow the seeds of their collective dream into its fifth decade at Potomac Vegetable Farms with her daughter Hana Newcomb and friend Ellen Polishuk.
  • The Culture of Collards. (Part of the DC Farming Film Series.) Synopsis: Collard greens are more than a simple side dish. Michael Twitty shares the African-American cultural history of this leafy green. Gail Taylor of Three Part Harmony Farm honors her ancestors and nourishes her community by cultivating this nutritious vegetable. Rebecca Lemos-Otero and Lola Bloom of City Blossoms teach youth to get their hands dirty by growing delicious collard greens from seeds. 

We'll follow the documentaries with a Q&A session with the filmmaker of El Cacao and a DC expert on local food policy.

Hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Registration is free, though a $20 donation is encouraged. All donations will benefit Ad 2 DC’s pro bono advertising campaign for The Potter’s House “Pay It Forward” program. Don’t miss this powerful event. Register today! 

When: April 30, 2017 // 3PM til 5PM

Where: The Potter's House // 1658 Columbia Road NW // Washington, DC 20009

Metro: Columbia Heights // Green and yellow lines

Parking: Street and area garages

Cost: FREE to register; $20 donation suggested. All donations will benefit Ad 2 DC's pro-bono advertising campaign for The Potter's House.

April 30th, 2017 3:00 PM   through   5:00 PM
1658 Columbia Road NW
The Potter's House
Washington, DC 20009
United States

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