AUNE’s Community Garden Connections and The Orchard School to Screen Film at 6th Annual Feast on This! Film Festival

Event-Slider-2015-FOTFFCommunity Garden Connections (CGC) and The Orchard School, as part of the Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition’s (MFCC) Feast on This! Film Festival, will host a community screening of Inhabit at Antioch University New England (40 Avon St., Keene) on November 13 at 7pm. The screening is part of a weeklong event that aims to educate our community about the diverse issues affecting our national, regional, and local food and agricultural systems. Films were chosen for their ability to spark conversation and action around building stronger local, regional, and sustainable food systems.

“We’re excited to be working with enthusiastic and thoughtful community organizations around the Monadnock Region, like CGC and The Orchard School, who are raising awareness of solutions to environmental and agricultural issues,” said Roe-Ann Tasoulas, director of the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition.

The critically acclaimed documentary, Inhabit, directed by Costa Boutsikaris and Emmett Brennan, examines the many environmental and agricultural issues facing us and examines solutions that are being applied using permaculture. The event will feature guest speaker, Lisa DePiano, a certified permaculture designer/teacher with over 15 years of experience in the field. Immediately following the screening, DePiano will join Devin Smith, member of the Green Island Permaculture Group in Vermont, and Marty Castriotta, permaculture teacher from The Orchard School, for a small panel discussion moderated by permaculture designer/teacher and CGC Co-Coordinator, Cynthia Espinosa Marrero from Holyoke, Massachusetts.

To attend the screening, please call 413-887-8271 or e-mail: [email protected] by Wednesday, November 11. For information and updates on the Feast on This! Film Festival, visit:!

Food donations are strongly encouraged and will be distributed to area food pantries.

About the Film
INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective
Inhabit is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture, a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, and governance. The film presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience. For those familiar with the subject, it will be a call to action and a glimpse into what’s possible—the kind of projects and solutions already underway. For those unfamiliar, it will be an introduction to a new way of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing forces.

About Community Garden Connections
Community Garden Connections (CGC) serves to build our local capacity to grow food. It addresses food insecurity related to climate change, personal and communal health, and resiliency.

About The Orchard School
Our mission is to be an accessible place of learning that nurtures a sense of community, respect for individual differences, the land, lifelong learning, and a connection between the cultural life of our rural community and that of the world beyond.


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