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No film in Salem Wed. May 8th, Film series returns after a summer break on Wed. September 11th with, “How To Save The World: One Man, One Cow, One Planet”.

 

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What does an environmentally friendly biodynamic food system capable of feeding everyone actually look like? A biodynamic revolution is sweeping India. HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD tells the story of marginal farmers across India who are reviving an arcane form of agriculture through the teachings of an elderly New Zealander many are calling the new Gandhi. The outcome of the battle for agricultural control may dictate the future of the earth. Narrated by Peter Coyote, Film 103 mins.

If you are interested in restoration agriculture, sustainable gardening, and local solutions:

Come join our latest free film to meet other like minded folk and learn more.

NW Permaculture Institute Free Film and Lecture Series.

Held in Salem on 2nd Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

At Salem Friend’s Meeting House, 490 19th Street NE (19th and Breyman)

For more information: 971-218-4772 or dianedalychavez@gmail.com


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The First Millimeter: Healing the Earth, Free Film in Salem, April 10th @ 6:30pm

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The First Millimeter: Healing the Earth

This documentary explores a solution to global warming; an answer that saves money, our food supply and our children’s lives.This story is about hope and using tools, already in place, to heal what we all depend on to survive: the topsoil of the Earth. The film is about one solution: carbon sequestration in grasslands worldwide. As we learn of the possibilities, children from around the globe help us understand how important the issue is to everyone’s future. “Healing the Earth” holds a critical part of the answer to one of the world’s most formidable problems. The results are shown to be vast, long lasting and life changing for the individuals involved, for their communities and for the world. And the answer is right under our feet.

If you are interested in restoration agriculture, sustainable gardening, and local solutions:

Come join our latest free film to meet other like minded folk and learn more.

NW Permaculture Institute Free Film and Lecture Series.

Held in Salem every 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 pm

At Salem Friend’s Meeting House, 490 19th Street NE (19th and Breyman)

For more information: 971-218-4772 or dianedalychavez@gmail.com


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The Man Who Stopped The Desert, Free Film Wednesday, November 14th @ 6:30pm

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The Man Who Stopped the Desert
“Yacouba Sawadogo, a peasant farmer from northern Burkina Faso in Africa, has succeeded where international agencies failed. Over the last twenty years he has become a pioneer in the fight against desertification and hunger. Yacouba’s struggle is pure, inspiring drama. It is about one man’s determined efforts that have the potential to benefit many thousands living in the Sahel region of Africa.
As early as the 1970′s, the Sahel became a bleak land as a result of severe drought combined with overgrazing, poor land management, and overpopulation. By the 1980′s the region, which once had a population of some 30 million, suffered from severe poverty and starvation. Yacouba remained undaunted. Through the combination of his vast reforestation project and the adaptation of an ancient agricultural ‘zai’ planting technique, his name is now synonymous with reversing the process of desertification and combating food shortages. Yacouba’s work over a quarter century has resulted in the successful rehabilitation of farmland, the regrowth of forests, and the return of many to their homeland, as well as praise from international organizations eager to learn more about his techniques.”

NW Permaculture Institute Free Film and Lecture Series
Held in Salem every 2nd Wednesday @ 6:30 pm
At Salem Friend’s Meeting House, 490 19th Street NE (19th at Breyman)
For more information: 971-218-4772, or dianedalychavez@gmail.com.