Can five young people with no farming experience make their dream of local food production a reality in an age of industrialized agriculture? That’s the question explored in “To Make a Farm,” the kick-off film in SustainFloyd’s 2013 Winter Film Series on Saturday night, October 19th at 6 p.m. at the Floyd Country Store. The evening will feature a Harvest Dinner prepared by SustainFloyd members for the community, along with the award-winning, beautifully photographed documentary.
The event will include a community discussion following the film for those who wish to stay.
A $5 donation for the movie will be requested along with an additional $5 donation for the buffet dinner, featuring local foods. Fresh apple cider will also be offered for an additional $2. The doors of the Floyd Country Store will open at 6 p.m. for dinner and the film will start at 6:30 p.m.
“These are fun evenings that bring our community and visitors together for provocative movies, good food and great discussions,” says SustainFloyd Director Mike Burton. “Whether you’re a Floyd farmer, a farmer in the making, a local food lover or a person who just enjoys good cinema, this is the place for you.”
“To Make a Farm” was named the “Best Environmental/Nature Documentary at the Golden Sheaf Awards last year and won the “Audience Award” as the Best Environmental Documentary of the Santa Cruz Film Festival in 2012.
SustainFloyd is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists the community of Floyd County, Virginia in sustainable, local growth. To learn more about SustainFloyd or to become a member, go to www.sustainfloyd.org.
What: SustainFloyd screens “To Make a Farm” and hosts a Harvest Dinner
When: Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner. Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013
Where: Floyd Country Store, 206 South Locust St., Floyd, VA
Who: All invited! $5 donation/Movie; Additional $5 donation/Harvest Dinner; Apple Cider/$2