Wednesday, February 4, 2009

2nd Annual Film Feastival Announcement

The Durham-Chapel Hill and Raleigh District Dietetic Associations,
Meredith College Master of Science in Nutrition Program
and Slow Food Triangle Proudly Present...

The 2nd Annual Film “Feastival” - Planting Seeds for Change

At Meredith College, Kresge Auditorium
Saturday, February 7th from 2-4pm

The Films:
“Growing Community from the Ground Up” - 12 minutes
From the American Community Gardening Association, this video
provides an introduction to community gardens.

“New Faces on the Farm” - 38 minutes
This film tells the story of how three women rode bicycles from
Washington, D.C. to Canada visiting and interviewing the people behind
the scenes at community gardens, on farms and at farmers markets.

“Anathoth Community Garden” - 12 minutes
This student produced film sheds light on the local Anathoth
Community Garden in Cedar Grove, North Carolina.

The Panelists:
Documentary film can stimulate community dialogue, action and policy change. Panel participants will share personal reactions to the films and their unique perspectives in community gardening, while engaging the audience in thoughtful discussion.

Fred Bahnson
Director, Anathoth Community Garden, Cedar Grove
W.K Kellogg Foundation Food & Society Policy Fellow

Lucy Bradley, Ph.D.
Extension Specialist, Urban Horticulture
Department of Horticultural Sciences, N.C. State University

Chris Burtner
Garden Coordinator
Covenant Community Garden, Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church

Francesca Hyatt
Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator

Ellen Kirby
Author and Past President
American Community Gardening Association


Lucy Bradley said...

Greetings! Great to meet everyone and to feel the energy around community gardening! Here are a few links related to our discussion:

Organic Farming/Gardening information

Contact your local Cooperative Extension office

Looking forward to working with you!

Sara said...

Hi all,

My apartment complex has garden plots that are given out to residents on a first come, first serve basis. It has been a pretty good selling point for the complex, however I have heard comments from the Management when the gardens get unruly.

If you are thinking of starting a community garden at your complex I would pay attention to where they are sited on the property so the management doesn't get too upset if not everyone keeps them up and the garden gets enough sun. Our garden is in the path of multiple downspouts which can cause major errosion during a rain event. Also make sure you have a waiting list set up. With our plots there is often a waiting list which helps fill in any plots that were taken by someone who then didn't follow thru with planting.

I have found composting is key. Our soil (Raleigh / Cary border by Lake Johnson) is largely clay and requires quite a bit of help.

Good luck!


Chrissylove said...

I thought the whole event was very nice and informative. I am glad that my friend invited me to go. I can say that I truly learned a lot. The recipes that were presented, were very tasty. Actually, for tonight's dinner, my family and I are going to try them out. I am a single family household that currently receives food stamps and it was good to see a couple try to manage on one week living the lifestyle that my two sons and I have to live for a whole month with very little assistance. The commentary of the individuals in the documentary really touched home with me, because I am in the exact same boat. Thank you for shedding light on such a delicate subject such as HUNGER! Hope to see next year's event. Crystal G.