Free screening of “Growing Local” in Belfast
On Tuesday, May 5 at 6:30pm in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library, there will be a free screening of ”Growing Local,” the result of a collaboration between Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) and Seedlight Pictures. It will be followed by a discussion with Matt Tremblay, General Manager of the Unity Food Hub, and MFT’s Ellen Sabina.
The film points to the vibrancy and the growing pains of the local food movement in Maine — and the uncertain fate of the farmers and farmland that keep it alive. It contains three short vignettes: “Seeding A Dream”; “Pig Not Pork”; and “Changing Hands.” Each focuses on a different challenge hindering the growth of the local food movement in Maine and points toward possible solutions.
The screening is free and open to everyone, thanks to the Belfast Co op, Belfast Free Library and Maine Farmland Trust. The Library is located at 106 High Street in downtown Belfast. For more information and a schedule of upcoming shows, visit mainefarmlandtrust.org/films or call Maine Farmland Trust at (207) 338-6575.