Slow Food’s “Ark of Taste” & the Film: “Deeply Rooted, John Coykendall's Journey To Save Our Seeds”
6:30 pm: Doors Open
7:00 pm: Ark of Taste Discussion
7:30-8:30: Film Screening
Ever heard of the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin? Bootleggers corn? Hank's X-Tra Special Baking Bean? Join the organic food and farming community for a great film and a discussion with the Slow Food Metro North chairperson, Donna Simons and Jeff Cordulack from the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (ctnofa.org). Donna & Jeff will introduce the film, discuss Slow Food’s mission, and the Slow Food Ark of Taste – a growing catalogue of rare foods and species that were almost forgotten.
About the film: For nearly four decades, John Coykendall’s passion has been preserving the farm heritage – the seeds and stories - of a small, farming culture in Southeastern Louisiana. Nominated for two 2017 Suncoast Emmy Awards, Deeply Rooted chronicles how Coykendall has tracked down and safeguarded rare and heirloom varieties of crops from the region and safely returned them to the descendants of farmers who described them to him decades earlier. John’s specialty – beans! Hundreds and hundreds of bean varieties. To view a trailer: www.lpb.org/deeplyrooted. Run time: 60 minutes
BYOB welcome. Please RSVP for this event at: firstname.lastname@example.org | 203-613-8813 | www.facebook.com/SlowFoodMetroNorth.
Light refreshments available thanks to Slow Food Metro North. Free but there is a suggested donation of $10-$50 per person to jointly benefit Audubon & Slow Food Metro North programs. Slow Food Metro North will provide organic, local refreshments and have heirloom seeds for sale.