Farm Fresh Flicks: A Seedy Collection of Films
Farm Fresh Flicks features evenings of farm-inspired films served with local beer/wine and film-inspired savory snacks cooked up by local restaurateurs using locally grown and produced ingredients, topped off with thought provoking conversation with a panel of local experts. Each ticket is $15 per person or $50 per person for the full four-film series. Your ticket purchase helps support on-going agricultural education, research, and innovation driven by the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council.
TIME: 5:30 - 7:30pm
September 5, 2013 - "Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?"
QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from the award-winning director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this alarming and ultimately uplifting film weaves together a dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers around the world.
November 7, 2013 - "To Make A Farm"
Starting a farm from scratch takes more than just imagination, but it’s a good place to start. Often considered a way of life from the past, today there is a movement of young people without farming backgrounds taking up this challenging profession. To Make A Farm follows the lives of five such young people through their first seasons on the land, as the joys and disappointments of bringing life from the earth become a quiet manifesto for social change. Documentary filmmaker Steve Suderman searches his own family history in farming to wonder if the mistakes of the past can be avoided this time through.
For more information: http://marylandagriculture.org
The Maryland Agricultural Resource Council
The Maryland Agricultural Resource Council is organized for the benefit of the citizens of Maryland to enhance the rural economy and to foster conservation of agricultural and natural resources through educational and technical services by:
Providing life-long learning opportunities for current and prospective farmers and agribusinesses through seminars, activities, continuing education programs, curriculum-based partnerships with schools, colleges, and universities as well as mentoring opportunities with successful farmers:
Supportting rural economic growth in Maryland through agriculture and related fields that is consistent with local and statewide natural resource protection and farmland conservation goals;
Promoting citizen understanding of and appreciation for agricultural businesses and their impact on the lives of all people and the environment in which they live with a focus on the Chesapeake Bay watershed: and
Helping children and families of diverse backgrounds develop a personal connection to agriculture through tangible, hands-on experiences.