Throughout March 2013, the Allegan Historic Farm
& Learning Center is partnering with the Sierra Club to host a series of
films and events that focus on Michigan’s most important resource – fresh
water. The films will be screened at the downtown Allegan Regent Theatre,
211 Trowbridge St., Allegan, MI 49010 (269) 673-2737 Sundays at 4:00
p.m. All films and events are free, (donations accepted) except for Last
Call at the Oasis, which required pre-registration as part of the licensing
agreement. All participants eligible to win a Dinner for Two from the renowned
Salt of the Earth Eatery and Bakery in Fennville.
The films & events include:
Thin Green Line – March 3 – 4 p.m.
discoveries are startling: more than a third of all amphibians – most of which
are frogs and toads – have already been lost, and more are disappearing every day.
The Thin Green Line exposes the environmental crisis that is unfolding around
the globe, from Australia to North and South America and ponds in between. As
environmental markers, amphibians alert us to the deeper problems underlying
the health of our water resources.
Last Call at the Oasis – March 10 – 4 p.m.
Call at the Oasis presents a powerful argument for why the global water
crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. Illuminating
the vital role water plays in our lives, the film exposes the defects in the
current system and depicts communities struggling with its ill-effects.
Featuring activist Erin Brockovich and such distinguished experts as Peter
Gleick, Alex Prud’homme, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon, it showcases the
work of Michigan farmer and Sierra club activist Lynn Henning. Pre-registration
is required for this movie. Cost is $10/person. http://www.tugg.com/events/3064
Invaders – March 17 – 4 p.m.
by Grand Valley State University professor John Schmit, this Emmy nominated
documentary tells the history of exotic species invasions in the Great Lakes
and describes other invaders looming on the horizon. Biologists from around the
Great Lakes describe the invaders, the damage they have caused and efforts to
manage and the multi-million dollar fisheries and fragile ecosystems that
depend on the health of our lakes. Professor Schmit will be on hand for a
About Water – March 24 – 4:00-5:30 p.m.
hands-on education fair that focuses completely on water – from the amazing
science behind what we think of as common, but isn’t, to an exploration of all
the ways our actions can make a difference to conserve and preserve it. The
afternoon will unfold with a chance to explore all aspects of water and enable children
and their families to learn about our most extraordinary resource. Boy and Girl Scout troops welcome.
The Allegan Historic Farm & Learning
Center is a newly formed L3C with the vision of: creating a
working farm that honors the traditions of small family farmers, showcases
heritage plants, animals and farming practices, while recognizing new
technologies, including the value of organic farming and clean energy to
ultimately deepen our connection to the Earth and each other. One important
goal is increasing personal and community resiliency and self-reliance.
For more information see: www.honorhealnurture.com.