Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Last Crop Film, One Farm at a Time and Day at the FARM 2.6

The Last Crop Film and One Farm at a Time Project.
Film maker, Chuck Schultz, from BluePrint Productions and local farmer, Annie Main, from Good Humus Produce join us to talk about Chuck's new film, The Last Crop, which delves into the nation-wide issue of an aging farmer population, farm succession and transition. Farmers Jeff and Annie Main have been working for over 10 years to ensure their land will continue to be farmed and managed organically after they retire.

Annie also talks about the latest initiative in their saga to preserve their farmland with the One Farm at a Time project. One Farm at a Time gives community members the opportunity to invest in the future of the farms and farmers that provide their food. Jeff and Annie's farm, Good Humus Produce, located in Capay, CA, is the first family farm the project aims to preserve.

The Agricultural Sustainability Institute will be hosting a free public screening of The Last Crop film, still a work in progress, followed by a panel presentation on Thursday, February 9th from 6:30-8:30pm in 1322 Storer Hall at UC Davis. Light snacks will be catered by the Davis Food Co-op. View a trailer of the film here!

A Day at the FARM 2.6.
Anna Ruth reports from the FARM 2.6 Day at the FARM event that happened this past Saturday. FARM is an alternative form of non-violent protest, reclaiming public space to build community, providing services for under served and transient populations and/or rehabilitating toxic land.

FARM hosted several workshops, including compost building, orchard irrigation, fruit tree planting, fiber and dye garden planting, beekeeping and more! To learn more about FARM and FARM 2.6, visit the FARM website!


Announcements!
  • Students for Sustainable Agriculture is hosting a Seed Swap, February 14th at the Student Community Center
  • Visit The Pantry at UC Davis, located in Lower Freeborn, for free stuff for UC Davis Students!
Music!
This week's show featured music from the West Nile Ramblers and Conor Oberst.

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