‘Food for Thought’: Green film series starts Jan. 3 in Morristown

Seriously, can you stand another bowl game?

By the time Jan. 3, 2013, arrives, we’re betting you will be begging for intellectual stimulation. Grow It Green Morristown has the Ingredients… that’s the movie that launches the Food for Thought film series in Morristown.

It starts at 7 pm at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, at 14 Maple Ave., and costs just $5.  Here’s the scoop from Grow It Green…

FROM GROW IT GREEN MORRISTOWN:

Event:  Food For Thought Film Series

Date & Time:    Thursday, January 3rd at 7 pm

Location: The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, 14 Maple Ave.,  Morristown, NJ

The Foodshed Alliance of Blairstown, NJ, and Grow it Green Morristown of Morristown, NJ, are partnering together to present an extraordinary film series focused on the intersection of farming practices, our food supply, and how we are nourishing our families.

Each film will be followed with a discussion, led by community leaders whose expertise is specifically linked to the film’s subject matter. The Series will be a unique opportunity for participants to see cutting edge documentaries, engage in meaningful discussion with fellow community members, and enjoy “a night out” in downtown Morristown.

The series will take place at the offices of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation at 14 Maple Ave., Morristown, platinum LEED certified building.

Light refreshments will be offered. Seating is limited and advanced ticket purchase is required. Tickets are $5 per person, per film. MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW

Screenings will take place on the first Thursday of the month in January, February, March & April

Doors open at 7 pm & screenings will begin at 7:15 sharp.  Films for Feb. 7, Mar. 7, and April 4 to be announced.

Our First Film in the “Food for Thought” Film Series…

At the focal point of this movement, and of this film, are the farmers and chefs who are creating a truly sustainable food system. Their collaborative work has resulted in great tasting food and an explosion of consumer awareness about the benefits of eating local.

Attention being paid to the local food movement comes at a time when the failings of our current industrialized food system are becoming all too clear. For the first time in history, our children’s generation is expected to have a shorter lifespan than our own.

The quality, taste and nutritional value of the food we eat has dropped sharply over the last 50 years. Shipped from ever-greater distances, we have literally lost sight of where our food comes from and in the process we’ve lost a vital connection to our local community and to our health.

A feature-length documentary, INGREDIENTS illustrates how people around the country are working to revitalize that connection. Narrated by Bebe Neuwirth, the film takes us across the U.S. from the diversified farms of the Hudson River and Willamette Valleys to the urban food deserts of Harlem and to the kitchens of celebrated chefs Alice Waters, Peter Hoffman and Greg Higgins. INGREDIENTS is a journey that reveals the people behind the movement to bring good food back to the table and health back to our communities.



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