Reynaldo by Dan Childs
Screening Sunday, February 16th
Reynaldo lives in the Rainforest region of Manu in Peru. Early on in his life he was a farmer and cleared the forest for his crops, moving to new land when the soil turned barren. After many years he realized he needed to change the way he lived, to live a more sustainable life. He taught himself agroforestry, a method of farming which works alongside nature; the crops feed the soil and trees provide shade and protection from the wind. Now he helps farmers all across the region to work in this way, also helping families to grow their own food, battling malnutrition. Reynaldo reveres the forest and has a passion to help keep it alive. By helping people to change the way they live and work he is helping build a future for people and forest alike.
Vermont herbalists Jeff and Melanie Carpenter sold their natural products business to buy raw land and start an organic farm to grow medicinal herbs, rather than source them from half-way around the world.
From Farm To Table is an Eco-documentary film showcasing a school’s commitment to integrating stewardship of our earth’s resources into its curriculum. The film follows students working in their school garden and sustainable organic farm from planting to harvesting and demonstrates the link between fresh locally grown sustainable products and healthier eating while simultaneously building community and promoting the stewardship of our earth’s resources. The important issues of conservation, preservation, biodiversity and animal welfare are addressed. In conclusion, as a call to action we are encouraged to learn more, ask questions and take action by growing our own food and buying local food.