‘The Perpetual Farm’ to kick off Gorge Grown Winter Film Series on Jan. 23

Can we farm forever? That is precisely the question that producers of the documentary film The Perpetual Farm set out to discuss. Gorge Grown Food Network will launch its Winter Film Series on Jan. 23 with a screening of “The Perpetual Farm” at North Shore Café, located at 166 E. Jewett Blvd. in downtown White Salmon. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the 30-minute documentary will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Sustainable agriculture means different things to different people. In the documentary film The Perpetual Farm a group of leaders working in agriculture and forestry fields spoke to four farmers from across the state of Washington working at different scales to discuss what sustainability means to them. What practices they are implementing shed light on the promises and problems of American agriculture in the 21st century.

Tova Tillinghast, district manager of the Underwood Conservation District and one of the producers of “The Perpetual Farm,” will be present to answer questions after the screening of the movie. The DVD of the film also includes a printable teacher’s guide aligned with the Common Core State Standards for grades 9-12.

To learn more about the film and to view the trailer visit http://bit.ly/KaGBs7.

Gorge Grown Food Network is a nonprofit that works to promote a thriving local food system throughout the Columbia River Gorge. Its winter film series will continue on Wednesday, Feb. 19, with a screening of “Symphony of the Soil” at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River.

“Food, Inc.” will be screened on March 18, once again at Columbia Center for the Arts. Additional films may be added.

For more information about this series, or to help sponsor one of these events, contact Woodley Smith at Woodley@gorgegrown.com or 541-380-5130.

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