Film: "Broken Limbs"
21 Apr 2006 22:08 GMT
announcement The second in our Food Security series, the Emmy-nominated documentary "Broken Limbs: Apples, Agriculture and the New American Farmer" will be presented Saturday, May 13th at the Central Library, downtown Tulsa. The second in our Food Security series, the Emmy-nominated documentary "Broken Limbs: Apples, Agriculture and the New American Farmer" will be presented Saturday, May 13th at the Central Library, downtown Tulsa. Broken Limbs Saturday, May 13th at 2:00pm Aaronson Auditorium, Central Library 4th & Denver, Downtown Tulsa FREE and Open to the Public BROKEN LIMBS explores the hopeful stirrings within agriculture, and outlines ways in which any individual can play a role in saving America’s farmers. Told from a hometown perspective, the film presents the stories of farmers attempting to create this new model for agriculture and emerging, more sustainable solutions to the crises of recent years – solutions applicable not just to apples and not just to farming, but to nearly any sector of the American economy troubled by the effects of consolidation and globalization. www.brokenlimbs.org/ Speaker: Jim Horne, President and CEO of the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture, will share lessons learned from his long-standing involvement in developing viable sustainable agricultural systems. Jim is nationally renowned for his leadership in the Oklahoma Food Policy Council, his work with the USDA Sustainable Agriculture, Research, and Education program, and as chairman of the USDA's National Sustainable Agriculture Advisory Council. The Food Security Series will continue one Saturday each month through August with issues ranging from the impact of urban sprawl to community-based alternatives to corporate food production such as sustainable agriculture, urban permaculture, and community gardens. Come find out more about the journey your food takes before arriving on your table and the many ways to support a more secure and healthy food system. For additional information about the food security series, or this individual event: Visit www.filmsforthought.org or www.kerrcenter.com E-mail email@example.com Call (918)808-7713 There is a printable schedule and flyers at filmsforthought.org. Feel free to distribute widely.