FOOD FIGHT COMING TO BOONAH Thursday evening 22 September
Boonah's own documentary and speaker festival 'Boondocs' will bring an international award-winning food documentary and a discussion panel of food industry experts together at the Boonah Cultural Centre in a special event for the Scenic Rim.
"Food Fight", by US filmmaker Chris Taylor, takes a fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th Century, and how the Californian food movement has created a counter-revolution against big agribusiness. "Food Fight" won the Audience Award at the 2008 International Documentary Association; Best Documentary 2008 HD FEST Los Angeles and Best in Show-Documentary Indie Fest 2008. It's been rated as one of the top ten films about food of all time.
Following the screening of "Food Fight", Boondocs is honoured to have an expert discussion panel present on the night, comprising representatives from each sector of the food supply chain to bring the topics raised in this US doco to a local level. Veteran rural reporter Kerry Lonergan from ABC-TV's Landline program will moderate the discussion. Panellists are: Narelle West: Business Manager, West Farms Kalbar - winner 2010 Ausveg Women in Horticulture Award Dominique Rizzo: Celebrity Chef, regular on Channel Ten's 'Ready Steady Cook' and teacher of healthy sustainable cooking and lifestyle practices Rob Hinrichsen: Managing Director, Kalfresh Peter Lee: Queensland State Manager – Ritchie's Supermarkets (Supa IGA Boonah) Stephen Macfarlane: Organic Grain and Beef Farmer, 'Kilbirnie' Harrisville
Tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for under 18s. (The film has been granted an exemption from classification for screening at Boondocs on Thursday 22nd Sept at 7pm. Under the exemption, no person under the age of 15 shall be admitted to the screening of "Food Fight" unless in the company of a parent or adult guardian.)
Should be a great night if you can make it!
Tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for under 18s. (The film has been granted an exemption from classification for screening at Boondocs on Thursday 22nd Sept at 7pm. Under the exemption, no person under the age of 15 shall be admitted to the screening of “Food Fight” unless in the company of a parent or adult guardian.)
Free workshop about pesticides and the law
Pesticides, Pollution and the Law Wednesday, 24 August 2011, 17:30 - 18:30
Pesticides are widely used in growing our food both by big business and home grower.
Use of [non organically certified]pesticides is not supported in community gardens.
Pesticide residue,runoff and spray have potential to cause harm to human health
RSVP required. Venue Brisbane Square Library.
EDO Enviromental Defenders Office is non-profit group.
Discussion group online
An online discussion group has been set up for food growers in Logan and nearby areas to discuss broad range of topics related to growing your own food in your backyard - or front yard if you want.
Membership is free and discussion/s can be viewed without joining. If you want to comment or ask your own question/s you will need to register.
http://www.loganfoodgardeners.org/ is the address for this discussion and sharing site. It is a NING based site set up by one of Logan_CAN members Lyn Buffet. Congratulations to all who have joined to learn and share food growing experiences.