Farm Resilience Project: The Award-winning movie, website, and media launch — please send this to any and all you know…who are interested in food!!!!Here’s the link to the 30-sec version, which will be aired on media stations in the Seattle area in February and March – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBtRz9vlhb8&feature=youtu.be…we’re trying to get people interested in food and farming, and this plus the two-minute version –http://farmresilience.org/ should do it. It is this two-minute film which won a prestigious ADDY award this week.
http://farmresilience.org/ contains the grower interviews, the controversial film, and other ideas.
There’s also a facebook page:
Hope this sparks a grand discussion.
New Film and Site Promotes ‘ Support a Farmer’ InitiativeBellingham, WA (February 14, 2012) – The Resilience Institute, at Huxley College of the Environment, is embarking on a campaign to communicate the vital importance of rural agricultural communities in our nation’s economy. The program helps answer how farmers survive, and even thrive, in our constantly changing political, economic and physical environments.A newly launched website explains the campaign and offers a place where farmers and community members can discuss farm resilience: http://www.farmresilience.org
The website is anchored by a provocative short film underscoring what can happen if communities don’t pay attention to the future of farming. Hand Crank Films produced the film under the direction of the Resilience Institute. The short film and a series of interviews with local farmers are intended to spark conversation about farm issues and a search for hopeful solutions. The ultimate goal? To decrease farm vulnerability, increase farm resilience, and find strategies that keep farming viable for all.
View the moving film and website here: http://www.farmresilience.org
For more information, contact:
Huxley College of the Environment
Western Washington University
516 High Street MS 9085
Bellingham WA 98225360.650.2106