Monday, June 29, 2009

Food Independence Day in Indy, July 2nd

Oscar Nominated Filmmaker coming to Indy for Food Independence Day

eat local
Event Details
JULY 2, 2009
12 noon
Lunch and Meet and Greet with director Scott Kennedy Hamilton
Juice bar!
Local + Organic Dinner in the Earth House Cafe

Local + Sustainable Food Fair!
Brought to you by our sponsors:
Indy food Co-op
Indianapolis Museum of Art/Tobias Theater
Earth Charter/ Indy Food Security Initiative
Mid North Shepherd's Center
Indianapolis Winter Farmers Market
Indianapolis City Council Member Jose Evans
Slow Food Indy
Balanced Harvest CSA
Good Earth Natural Food Store
Broadway United Methodist Church/Eden in Indianapolis Project
Grace United Methodist Church/ Franklin, IN
Lockerbie Central United Methodist Church
Daniel Atlas/ Andy Reed

7:30 pm
Scott Kennedy Hamilton will screen his Oscar nominated film
"The Garden"
....."Excellent. Its lessons about the laws of power and politics, about rebels becoming
the establishment and how easy it is to get co-opted, are relevant everywhere."
Kenneth Turan, The L.A. Times
All Day Pass = $30
Meet and Greet with the director
The Film Screening
Film Screening Only = $5 Dinner Only = $10

Indianapolis, May 26, 2009- On Thursday, July 2, Earth House, 237 N. East St., will host Food Independence Day, a celebration of local organic agriculture and food. Oscar-nominated filmmaker (Best Documentary, 2008) Scott Kennedy Hamilton will present his award winning film, The Garden, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m.

The celebration will feature exhibits from local farmers, community gardeners and organizations working on food, sustainability and justice issues. There will also be live music, activities for kids and an affordable all local, organic dinner.

The Garden follows the story of a 14-acre community farm located in South Central Los Angeles, the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers created a miracle in one of the country's most blighted neighborhoods.

"The Garden tells the story of the country's largest urban farm, backroom deals, land developers, green politics, money, poverty, power and racial discord, exploring the fault lines in American society," Hamilton said.

Food Independence Day is part of a nationwide effort to get families and politicians to celebrate the July 4th weekend with local and sustainable foods. This is a great opportunity for us in Central Indiana to celebrate Independence Day and support our local small farms," Kate Lamont, Earth House general manager said.

Earth House is located inside Lockerbie Central United Methodist Church, on the corner of New York and East Streets in downtown Indianapolis. Earth House is home to an all organic and fair-trade coffee shop, art gallery, media lab, wellness studio and performing arts space. Each Thursday, Earth House hosts a movie night. Major Earth House partners include Lockerbie Central United Methodist Church, Alliance for Democracy and the Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center.

Lockerbie Central UMC/ Earth House Collective

237 N. East St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

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