“Mother Nature’s Child” Saturday Night, March 24th

“Mother Nature’s Child” Saturday Night, March 24: Film, Discussion and Dessert

Did Mother Know Best?

Floyd, Virginia – When our mothers used to tell us to “Go outside and play,” they may have been onto something.  SustainFloyd  (www.sustainfloyd.org) will screen the documentary “Mother Nature’s Child” at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 24th at the Floyd Country Store, and the message of this award-winning film is that unstructured play outdoors may help prevent attention disorders, child obesity and depression.

For those who wish to stick around afterwards for an interesting discussion, SustainFloyd has lined up a distinguished panel of speakers to weigh in on the film’s premise.  The participants include Dr. Linda Petrie, Board Chairman of New River Community College and retired Director of Instruction for Floyd County Schools; Peter Allen Lewis, President and Founder of Apple Ridge Farm, a Floyd County educational retreat for less fortunate children; and columnist/author/photographer Fred First, a naturalist who was teaching at Radford University in 2004 when he became concerned about “nature deficit disorder” observed in his biology students.

Admission to the film is $5.  The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and there will be freshly baked goods, coffee and tea offered for donations.

“Mother Nature’s Child” was an “Official Film Selection” of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital in 2011.  The documentary was co-produced by Camilla Rockwell and Wendy Conquest, who worked several years with famed documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns.

The next and last documentary in the popular 2012 SF Winter Film Series will be “Carbon Nation” on Saturday night, April 14th at the Floyd Country Store.  Whether you believe in the severity of climate change or not, this non-partisan documentary maintains there are solutions to help the environment and provide the U.S. with better security and its citizens with a better life.

Created in 2009, SustainFloyd is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which assists the community of Floyd County, Virginia in sustainable, local growth. To learn more about SustainFloyd and its mission, go to www.sustainfloyd.org.


What:     SustainFloyd to screen “Mother Nature’s Child.”  Freshly baked goods, Red Rooster Coffee by donation.
When:    Saturday, March 24th, 2012 at 7 p.m.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Where:  Floyd Country Store, 206 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA
Who:      Everyone is invited!  $5 Admission

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Mike Burton

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