Join us in viewing Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, a beautiful and thought-provoking film about one of America's most beloved farmers and poets. Presented by Organic Growers School in partnership with Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville, The Lord's Acre, Green Opportunities, Sow True Seed, and Asheville GreenWorks.
A panel discussion will follow the film, featuring Laura Lengnick/Cultivating Resilience, Susan Sides/The Lord's Acre, Laura Hope-Gill/Blue Ridge Poet Laureate, Sunil Patel/Patchwork Urban Farms, and Isa Whitaker/Bountiful Cities.
Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry follows the United States’ transformation from an agrarian nation of small farmers into a food system in which only 4% of the population produces food for all. Displacing small farmers from their land had a cumulative effect on the identities of rural towns, as these vibrant communities became characterized as “nowhere” towns.
Wendell Berry returned home to Henry County, Kentucky with his family in 1965, where he met the muffled voice of a rural “nowhere” town. Berry’s deep connection to the land and people lead to page after page of poetry and prose, and it catalyzed his activism for agrarian life. Look & See weaves interviews with farmers and community members in Henry County with stunning footage of fertile pastures and flourishing landscapes.
Cost: by donation at the door.
Doors open at 5:30 PM; refreshments served before the screening.
Special thanks to GO Kitchen Ready and Roots for our appetizers and refreshments!