Environmental Film Festival screening: Homegrown
Wednesday, October 28 @ 6:30pm
The Environmental Film Festival presents a sneak preview screening with special guest Nora Pouillon!
Directed by Robert McFalls, Homegrown spotlights a 21st century organic family farm operating off the grid in the heart of urban Pasadena, California. The film documents the activities of the Dervaes family, eco-pioneers who harvest 6,000 pounds of produce on less than a quarter of an acre, make their own biodiesel, power their computers with the help of solar panels, handle their own waste water and maintain a Web site that gets 4,000 hits a day. In addition to growing much of their own food, they raise a menagerie of chickens, ducks, and goats. Ultimately a family story, the film is an intimate human portrait of what it’s like to live according to your environmental ideals.
After the screening, Nora Pouillon of Restaurant Nora, the first certified organic restaurant in the country, will speak. A reception will follow with passed hors d’oeuvres provided by Nora Pouillon along with wines from Domaine Pouillon, a biodynamic vineyard near the Columbia River Gorge in Washington State.
Documentary, 2008; 58min
For reservations, email Chris@envirofilmfest.org