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Organic Farm School and Thriving Communities Present an Evening of Film and Conversation

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Langley, WA, February 13, 2024 - The Organic Farm School and Thriving Communities are teaming up to host a special film screening event at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA). This event promises to delve into the heart of regenerative farming, showcasing its impact through three powerful documentaries. 


The evening will feature "Nourishing Soil, People, and Community” – The Organic Farm School Film, alongside two other short documentaries produced in 2023 by Thriving Communities. One focuses on the achievements of Cleveland's Rid-All Green Partnership in urban farming, and the other on Spirit Farm, led by a Navajo farmer in New Mexico, demonstrating the strength of indigenous agricultural practices.


Regenerative farming is making waves for its potential to significantly reduce methane emissions by 20-40% through improved manure management and soil health. Additionally, these practices have been shown to boost soil organic matter by 0.5-1% annually, enhancing water retention, fertility, and resilience against climate challenges. (Source: Rodale Institute) “But achieving these positive changes is quite complex and requires a regenerative culture as well as regenerative farming practices,” says Organic Farm School Executive Director Judy Feldman, a panelist at the upcoming screening.


Following the film screenings, a panel discussion will explore the themes and implications of regenerative agriculture. The event will conclude with a gathering at Zech Hall for guests to connect further over light refreshments.


Jerry Millhon of Thriving Communities reflects, "Our documentaries aim to inspire by showing real-world examples of how communities can thrive through connection to the land and each other. It's about creating a sustainable future, starting with the soil."


Join us for a thought-provoking evening, uncovering the transformative power of community and connection and its vital role in the future of food and climate.


Event Details:  


Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024  

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM  

Location: Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Avenue, Langley, WA 98260  

Tickets:  Available at the WICA box office


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ABOUT ORGANIC FARM SCHOOLThe Organic Farm School is a Regenerative Learning Center, offering community learning experiences and beginning farmer training tracks to cultivate healthier food systems via closer relationships between eaters and growers. Learn more at OrganicFarmSchool.org


ABOUT THRIVING COMMUNITIESCommon people doing uncommon work for the common good. Thriving Communities is a national organization that produces films to catalyze community action. Through the dynamic fusion of storytelling, community engagement, and transformative gatherings, we are dedicated to inspiring action and nurturing solutions for current challenges and those that lie ahead. Learn more at ThrivingCommunities.org 


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