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Think Global, Act Rural: MIFF Screening

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 21st, 2011

24 July , 2011
12:00 amto11:00 pm
5 August , 2011
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
Source: Permablitz Designers Guild

“Alarm-raising and catastrophist films have been made, and they have served their purpose. Now the time has come to show that there are solutions, to give a voice to the farmers, philosophers and economists who are inventing and experimenting with new alternatives, while explaining why our society is mired in the current ecological, financial and political crises.” Coline Serreau

Going beyond merely denouncing an agricultural system that has been perverted by unreasonable growth imperatives, Coline Serreau invites us in “Think Global Act Rural” to discover new farming systems, successful production techniques which not only produce better yield, but also repair the damages and offer better life and health to the communities, while ensuring perennial food security. Coline Serreau travelled the world for over three years, armed with a handheld camera, to meet women and men in the field – thinkers and economists – who locally, successfully, are trying out solutions to mend our long ill-treated earth.

Pierre Rabhi, Claude and Lydia Bourguignon, the landless workers of Brazil, Kokopelli in India, Mr. Antoniets in Ukraine… Meet the resistance fighters in love with Earth.

In turn funny and touching, assertive and inspired, they are granted a speaking platform in Coline Serreau’s documentary. The series of unbelievably concordant interviews proves that there are options, that an alternative is possible. It is responding, with concrete elements, to the ecological challenges and, generally speaking, to the civilization crisis, we are currently going through.

Looking beyond the disastrous effects of agriculture’s mass commodification, Think Global, Act Rural investigates the way forward, profiling organic farming techniques that may offer hope for the future.

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Screenings:

  • July 24, 9pm
  • August 5, 6:30pm
Read more or make a booking for Think Global, Act Rural

The Backyard EcoSystem

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on August 6th, 2009

Source: Climate Action Calendar

lacewing larva
Image: nellee100 via flickr

Very Edible Gardens presents:

The Backyard Ecosystem: Organic Pest Control And Adventures In The Microcosmos

There are an estimated 10 quadrillion microorganisms living in a suburban organic backyard. Be introduced to common insects in your backyard and learn to identify them. What strange creatures live in the soil and why are they important? Who are the good guys? Who are the bad guys? How do we facilitate the good guys for natural pest control? Behold the beauty of the ladybird, and opalescent butterfly pupae. Be awed by the tiny lerp building a beautiful sugar temple. See the ferocious lacewing larvae in an aphid feeding frenzy. And learn about the fantastical life of the soil.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Come at 6:15 for a cuppa

Yarraville Community Centre, 114 Blackwood Street, Yarraville

Organic Expo 2009

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 15th, 2009

Source: Eco eNews from EcoVoice

Image: Organic Expo

Now in its fifth year, The Organic Expo returns to the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne this July with over 200 exhibitors from across Australia and overseas taking part.  The show continues to be a focal point in the Organic industry’s annual calendar, providing the only opportunity in Oceania for traders and consumers to experience what’s new in the organic industry.

24 to 26 July 2009, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Victoria

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