From my Inbox to you:What: SustainFloyd to Screen “The Greenhorns”
When: Saturday, January 14, 2012 @ 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Floyd Country Store, 206 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA
Who: Everyone is invited! $5 Admission
SustainFloyd to Debut New Documentary, “The Greenhorns,” This Saturday
Film Explores Wave of New Young Farmers in America
Floyd, Virginia – It’s cool to be a farmer and grow your own food! That’s the message of a brand new documentary that will kick off SustainFloyd’s (www.sustainfloyd.org) 2012 Winter Film Series this Saturday night, January 14th, at 7 p.m. at the Floyd Country Store. The evening is sponsored by the Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project www.vabeginningfarmer.aee.vt.edu/index.html. Admission is $5. Everyone is invited! The doors open at 6: 30 p.m. and popcorn and baked goods will be provided for donations. Speakers will follow the screening for those who would like to ask questions.“If you want to farm, grow your own food or buy food locally, this is the film for you,” says SustainFloyd Director Mike Burton. “This documentary also brings up important issues, not just about young or newbie farmers, but about how to keep land in farming and create the next generation of farmers. Will Floyd County remain a true farming community or become a community with a few farms?”
“The Greenhorns,” three years in the making, is an engrossing, beautifully filmed documentary now being screened in communities across the country. The movie was produced by the national organization of the same name, “The Greenhorns,” whose mission is to recruit, promote and support the new generation of young farmers.
After the movie, the audience can stick around for a panel of distinguished speakers, which will include Kelli Scott, Farm Mentor Coordinator of the Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project. Also speaking will be Brett Nichols, who is developing and managing Riverstone Farm in Floyd County. Mr. Nichols is active in the current wave of small and diversified farms. SustainFloyd Director Mike Burton will lead the discussion. Mr. Burton created Moon Indigo Farm and developed a Community Supported Agriculture Program with other local farms before becoming SustainFloyd Director in 2010.
The next movie in the SF Winter Film Series on Saturday night, February 11th will be “Buck,” which has been nominated for an Oscar this year. It is the story of the original horse whisperer, Buck Brannaman.
Created in 2009, SustainFloyd is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists the community of Floyd County, Virginia in sustainable, local growth. To learn more about SustainFloyd and its mission, go to www.sustainfloyd.org.