For each Sunday in the entire month of February
2012, the Allegan Historic Farm & Learning Center is hosting a series
of films that focus on issues of sustainability - water, soil, energy and food.
The films will be screened at the downtown Allegan
Regent Theatre, 211 Trowbridge St., Allegan, MI 49010 (269) 673-2737 at 4
p.m. Sunday afternoon.
Join us after each film for an
informal discussion at 5:30 p.m.
Every Daze Sundae & Soda Shoppe, 212
Hubbard St., Allegan, MI 49010 (269) 686-9665.
We are not charging a fee, but
are collecting donations at the door for our upcoming youth garden program. In
addition, we are currently taking applications for youth interested in
exploring current global hunger and environmental issues, who would be excited
about creating change on a local level. For more information on how to participate
and/or contribute see: www.honorhealnurture/youth.
Allegan Historic Farm & Learning Center. www.honorhealnurture.com – Honoring the Past,
Healing the Present, Nurturing the Future.
For information on the film
series or youth program contact Mary A.
Colborn at (360) 621-0050 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Kilowatt Ours – February 5 – 4 p.m.
Filmaker Jeff Barrie offers hope as he
turns the camera on himself and asks, “How can I make a difference?” In this
often amusing and always inspiring story, Barrie showcases individuals,
businesses, organizations and communities who are leading the way, using energy
conservation, efficiency and renewable, green power all while saving money and
Gold, World Water Wars – February 12 – 4
This award winning documentary directed by Sam Bozzo is
based on the book Blue Gold: The fight to stop the corporate theft of the
world’s water by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark. The film sounds sweeping alarms
about our dwindling water supplies while it examines the problems created by
the privatization and commoditization of water. It’s a movie that touches on
something dear to Michiganders – the Great Lakes – the largest and highly
sought after fresh water supply in the world.
– February 19 – 4 p.m.
DIRT! the Movie – directed and produced by Bill Benenson and
Gene Rosow – takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of
Earth’s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility – from the
miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation. Narrated by Jamie Lee
Curtis, it brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political
impact that the soil has. “What we destroyed we can heal.”
– February 26 – 4 p.m.
FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people
across America who are reinventing our food system. Each has witnessed the
rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model and confronted
the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of
natural resources and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable
alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our
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.
For more information see: honorhealnurture.com – Honoring the Past, Healing the
Present, Nurturing the Future.
Allegan Green Film
Fest sponsors include: Fair Food Matters www.fairfoodmatters.org; Michigan Citizens
for Water Conservation http://www.savemiwater.org/; Every Daze Sundae
& Soda Shoppe.