BloomScreen presents: What’s “Organic” About Organic?

November 29, 2011 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

What’s Organic About Organic? (2010, 59 min) by director Shelley Rogers – explores how the “organic” label has evolved, how organic farmers view their work and the tension between maintaining high environmental standards and rapid market expansion.

Through the stories of farmers who steward land from Harlem to the foothills of the Rockies, from upstate New York to Florida, the film offers audiences a deeper understanding of the complexities involved in creating a more sustainable food system.

Join us afterwards for an interactive discussion about organic food. We want to hear about your experiences shopping for organic food. The mediator for our discussion will be Jeremiah Lowery, a program fellow at Common Good City Farm. Common Good City Farm is an organization whose mission is to grow food, educate, and help low-income DC community members meet their food needs. Their Vision is to serve as a replicable model of a community-based urban food system.

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*Suggested Donation: $10 to support BloomBars. Free Popcorn and refreshments provided.

BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers and other experts. Our goal is to provide a unique experience that a local Cineplex cannot – an opportunity for discussion that allows a better understanding of issues affecting our communities and our world.

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