Kandanga to host screening of acclaimed farming film Polyface
INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed film Polyfaces brings a powerful, innovative approach to farming, to Gympie.
The film asks the question, “How will we make a change?” and explains how every one of us has the power to influence the way our food is grown.
The story follows an Australian family who spend their life savings travelling to the USA to spend four years documenting a style of farming that will help save the world.
Screening as part of the Gympie’s Eat Local Month, Mary Valley Country Harvest Co-operative will present the film tomorrow at Kandanga Hall.
Visitors are encouraged to take a day trip to the Mary Valley where they can buy some fresh-picked, seasonal fruit and veg from the Dagun Growers Market from 3pm, then travel on to Kandanga where there is a delicious seasonal two-course dinner available from 5pm.
Aimed at connecting the community to the land, "this film will be a watershed moment in the positive changes in agriculture because it explains that the real agents of change are not soil scientists or lunatic farmers. The real agents of change are consumers who can, by their purchasing decisions, improve landscapes and human health.” said a spokesperson for the film.
Ground breaking pioneer in the field of sustainable agriculture and food production worldwide Joel Salatin said, “If every farmer in the United States would practise this system, in fewer than 10 years we would sequester ALL the CARBON that’s been emitted since the beginning of the Industrial Age…
“As the problems of the world become more and more complex, the solutions become clear and simple.”
Polyface Farm, set amidst the stunning Shenandoah Valley in northern Virginia, is home to Joel
Salatin and his family, and uses no chemicals and feeds over 6,000 families and many restaurants and food outlets within a three-our ‘foodshed’ of their farm. They produce food in a way that works with nature, not against it. Using the symbiotic relationships of animals and their natural functions, they produce high quality, nutrient-dense products.
The film shows how they regenerate their landscapes, communities, local economies, customer’s health and most importantly their soils. Various characters have powerful, personal journeys as they benefit physically and emotionally from the Salatin’s way of farming. This model is being replicated throughout our global village, proving that we can provide quality produce without depleting our planet.
You can find out more about how Mary Valley Country Harvest Co-operative is supporting these models in our region. The film is $10 entry or $30 for the dinner and film package. Tickets online
at Gympie Box Office or please RSVP for catering to maryvalleycountryharvest
@gmail.com or 0428 193 156.