Our "Fresh Food, Fresh Ideas" series wrapped up last night with a screening of the locally-produced documentary "PolyCultures: Food Where We Live."
Director Tom Kondilas and producer Brad Masi came to Wooster to screen the film on the back wall at Local Roots and to generate discussion about agriculture in general and the efforts in northeastern Ohio to support local farms and to make good fresh food available to all. A good-sized crowd turned out for the film and stayed well after the end of the formal discussion to continue in small group conversations about how we can get more people involved in local food systems.
Tom and Brad also indicated that they appreciated what we are doing at Local Roots and that they'll try to come back sometime soon to catch us in action. Who knows? You might find Local Roots on the big screen some day!
Thanks to everyone who made this film series such a success:
Everyone at The Big Picture for screening "Food, Inc."
Casey Hoy and Matt Mariola for leading a discussion after "Food, Inc."
Tom Kondilas and Brad Masi for sharing "PolyCultures"
Farmers State Bank of West Salem for sponsoring the showing of "PolyCultures"
All the volunteers who helped to set up for the movies and discussions and who provided refreshments
All the people who turned out to watch and discuss the films
This is what we love the most about Local Roots -- our success depends on YOU. We're building community here, every one of us, and we thank YOU for contributing to it!