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Florida Organic Growers FUNdraiser & Screening at Worden Farm

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Come make organic candied apples, enjoy organic popcorn & watch a film with the Director & Character! Ingredients are being donated by Organic Valley, Florida Crystals, and Wholesome Sweeteners. All proceeds will benefit Florida Organic Growers.

Activities will begin at 6 pm
Screening will start at 7 pm

Bring your own blanket! Community discussion with Director/Producer Shelley Rogers and co-producer/character Marty Mesh will follow the screening.

Slow Food Glades to Coast Leadership Meeting screening

Saturday, October 29th, 2011


Saturday, October 29, 2011 — will include 2 panel discussions and showing of the movie, What’s Organic About Organic? This event will take place at Pine Jog Environmental Center in West Palm Beach starting at 11:00 am. Cost is $15.
Seating is limited—please pay in advance.

Schedule of Events
11:00 – 12:30 pm: Check-in
Attendees will have time to visit the booths, take a tour of Pine Jog and/or take a tour of the Pine Jog Elementary School Garden with Laurie Mecca

There will be two panel discussions. Each includes one hour of discussion and 30 minutes for questions. The first,
School Gardens/Farm to School will be moderated by Erica Whitfield -Project Coordinator- RWFJ Healthy Kids.

12:30-2:00 pm: School Gardens and Farm to School
Panel Members
Laurie Mecca-Pine Jog Elementary School
Larisa Alonso-Slow Food Glades to Coast-Nutritionist
Lyn Cacella–Florida Ag in Schools–Farm Credit
Susan Toth-Director of Education Pine Jog Environmental Center/FAU
Lori Robbins–Unity School -Delray Beach—winner of the Snail Award

1/2 hour intermission with refreshments-coffee, ice tea, water and snacks

The second panel discussion-Food Policy- will be moderated by Rick Hawkins-Localecopia

2:30-4:00 pm: Food Policy Panel Discussion
Panel members
Herman Holley – Red Hills Small Farm Alliance
Trish Strawn – Florida Food Policy Council
Robert Kluson – Sarasota Food Policy Council/Slow Food Sarasota

4:30 – 6:00 pm: Enjoy a showing of the movie — What’s Organic about Organic? — with special guests: Filmmaker Shelley Rogers and Marty Mesh from Florida Organic Growers. This will be followd by a Q & A with the film’s director/producer and co-producer.

T-Shirts and DVDs will be available for sale–please bring cash
Adjourn around six