Tierralismo: Stories From A Cooperative Farm

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Campus Kitchen at Augsburg College says
Join us for a free screening of "Tierralismo" with a panel discussion of farmers and activists!

Where: Augsburg College Science Building (Sverdrup Hall) #123, corner of 22nd Avenue South and 7th Street
When: 7:00pm
With: Professor Jenny Hanson from Film Studies at Augsburg, Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Augsburg Environmental Stewardship Committee, Campus Kitchen at Augsburg College, Augsburg Center for Global Education
Panelists:
Atina Diffley, organic farmer, writer, founder of Gardens of Eagan went to Cuba on a agricultural tour
Beth Dooley, well known food writer
Rob Czernik, food activist and participant on a tour to Cuba
Patrick Kerrigan, Organic Consumers Association

Tierralismo is about the history and practices of one of Cuba’s most successful urban farms, the Organoponico Vivero Alamar (Alamar Organic Cooperative). Tierralismo, introduces viewers to everyone from agronomists and senior management to workers who plant, plow, and propagate. What began as a necessity - farming without pesticides and chemical fertilizers - has become a source of pride to coop members.

Tierralismo also covers non-farming aspects of the operation, such as human resources and accounting practices. In a land where financial resources are scarce and governmentally controlled, transparency and trust are paramount. Many of the coop's members have come from other fields - including a former pathologist, a fisherman, and an oil-industry worker. More than half are seniors - including an 82-year-old who says when it comes to hoeing, he can outwork anyone in their twenties. This is a film not only about the food and the farm but the characters who make it happen.

Learn more about "Tierralismo" here: http://icarusfilms.com/new2014/tie.html
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By: Campus Kitchen at Augsburg College

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