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FRESH film screening & Compost demo with WILL ALLEN

Activism & Community, Education & Schools, Events & Nightlife, Film & Video, Green

November 11th, 2009

Mon Nov 16, 2009
5:00 pm

Our School at Blair Grocery
1740 Benton Street
New Orleans, LA 70117PLEASE JOIN US ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
FROM 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Stop by and meet the staff and students at Our School at Blair Grocery. Tour our farm, learn more about the story of the school and see directly our work towards food security and youth empowerment in the lower ninth ward.

Participate in a composting q&a with WILL ALLEN – Founder of Growing Power (Milwaukee), Agriculturalist, Food Justice Activist, and a recipient of the 2008 MacArthur Foundation’s Genius Award.

6:30 P.M. FILM SCREENINGFRESH, by Ana Sophia Joanes
FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet. (72 minutes)

A $10 Donation is Suggested. All proceeds will benefit Our School at Blair Grocery (

SPACE IS LIMITED! Please r.s.v.p. at or (504) 896-7333.

Tags: will allen, growing power, fresh, compost, agriculture, urban farming, alternative education, sustainability, environment, food, documentary, workshop, fundraiser