Forgotten Farms - Wesleyan University Center for Film Studies

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Name: Forgotten Farms - Wesleyan University Center for Film Studies
Date: October 2, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
“Forgotten Farms” examines class divides in our farm and food communities. Most people buy their food in supermarkets and don’t have a chance to meet their farmer. But in more affluent communities, farm-to-table restaurants, farmer’s markets and CSAs are booming and the new farmers are celebrated.

There is another farmer who is left out of the local food celebration. New England has lost over 10,000 dairy farms in the past 50 years; fewer than 2,000 farms remain. Collectively, they tend 1.2 million acres of farmland and produce almost all of the milk consumed in New England.

In our enthusiasm for the new food movement, we often overlook the farmers at the foundation of the regional agricultural economy. A truly sustainable local food system that benefits everyone will rely on all of our farmers. This is a FREE event. The Elements: An Annual Environmental Film Series was launched in 2015 by the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District, Middlesex Community College Environmental Science Program, The Rockfall Foundation, and Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts and College of the Environment. Four screenings take place throughout the year, alternating locations between Chapman Hall at Middlesex Community College and the Center for Film Studies at Wesleyan University.

Events are always open to the public and free of charge. For more information, please call 860-347-0340 or email [email protected]
Location:
Wesleyan University Center for Film Studies
301 Washington Terrace
Middletown, CT 06457
Date/Time Information:
October 2, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Fees/Admission:
Free
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