Our library will be hosting a screening of GROWING LOCAL as part of this exciting film festival. This short movie was produced for the Maine Farmland Trust. This statewide organization protects farmland and supports farmers. Their goal is not just to protect Maine farmland, but to revitalize Maine’s rural landscape by keeping agricultural lands working and helping farmers, and their communities, thrive.
The movie shows three poignant stories that help us understand the interconnected fates of Maine’s small farms, consumers and the local food movement. Chris Franklin, staff member of the Maine Farmland Trust will be on hand to help lead the discussion afterwards based on the topics and issues that come up in the film that might be relevant to our community.