Archive for March, 2010

The Sunshine State

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

The FL sun shines on WOAO? We appreciate all the support that the Florida community is spreading, especially in the way of some great articles:

The Gainesville Sun’s correspondent Allison Arteaga interviewed Shelley and Marty to dive into why they both continue to support organic agriculture.

And the Orlando Gardening Exmainer’s Suzanne Richmond wrote a blog about WOAO? ‘s April 10th showing you can read about here.

Several Sunny WOAO? Screenings for March and April!

Friday, March 12th, 2010

FOGlogoWe have some exciting news to share about upcoming WOAO? screenings in several sunny locations March and April–a screening tour in FL with our outreach partner, Florida Organic Growers, and the Going Green Film Festival in Los Angeles!

gefaf2WOAO? will be part of the first annual Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival, March 19-28. Screenings of the best environmental feature and doc films will be taking place inside the Hippodrome State Theatre, while there will be an Environmental Fair with community events such as Eco Tours outside! The festival will be screening WOAO? on March 24th at 8:25 pm followed by a panel discussion with Shelley and WOAO?’s own Marty Mesh! We’re excited to meet and greet Marty’s home-town crowd!!

foodandthoughtThen on March 31st, Florida Organic Growers will be sponsoring a free screening of WOAO? in Naples, FL at 4:30pm at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. A panel discussion with Shelley, Marty (who is also Executive Director of FOG) and Frank Oakes owner of Food and Thought Organic Market and Restaurant. FOG also invites guests to a fundraising dinner at Frank Oakes’ restaurant following the screening. Come on by or invite your Naples neighbors!

fffBefore we leave Florida, though, remember WOAO? will be kicking off Florida Film Festival‘s Food Focused Film weekend in Orlando, FL on April 10th. We’ll have a mini farmers market and lots of fun happenings planned, so we hope to see you there!

goinggreenREthink, REplenish, REcommit is the motto for the Going Green Film Festival that is taking place on April 2-4th in Los Angeles, CA. The festival focuses solely on green filmmaking, from content to production. Chipotle will be awarding a prize to the film that best matches their philosophy of “eco-friendly food with integrity” on April 4th during the ECOtainment awards at the Writers Guild Theater…and WOAO? is honored to be under consideration for the award!

And be sure to check out First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, which aims to eliminate these food deserts and bring affordable, quality, nutritious food to everyone.

And take a gander at the Agricultural Justice Project’s Standards–they’re accepting comments until April 25th, so be sure to let them know you care about social justice issues in organic agriculture…

Now these are things all eaters can get excited about : )

Till the next time.

Good Eats!