Film screening — Nourish documentary and Fresh the movie

August 22, 2013

August 22, 2013

7:00 pm To 9:30 pm

The Old Church on the Hill, Cnr Harkness & Russell St Quarry Hill, Victoria

Event Description

Nourish. Food + Community

With beautiful visuals and inspiring stories, the Nourish film traces our relationship to food from a global perspective to personal action steps. Nourish illustrates how food connects to such issues as biodiversity, climate change, public health, and social justice.

  • Hosted and narrated by actress Cameron Diaz 

Features interviews with best-selling author Michael Pollan, sustainable food advocate Anna Lappé, chef Bryant Terry, pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke, and organic farmer Nigel Walker


FRESH is more than a film; it is a reflection of a rising movement of people and communities across America who are re-inventing our food system.  FRESH celebrates the food architects who offer a practical vision of a new food paradigm and consumer access to it.  Encouraging individuals to take matters into their own hands, FRESH is a guide that empowers people to take an array of actions as energetic as planting urban gardens and creating warm composts from food waste, and as simple as buying locally-grown products and preserving seasonal produce to eat later in the year.

Throughout the film, we encounter the most inspiring people, ideas, and initiatives happening around the country right now.  At the Growing Power urban farm in Milwaukee, Will Allen is turning three acres of industrial wasteland into a mecca of nutrition for his neighborhood.  In Kansas City, we witness David Ball revitalize his community, turning the modern concept of the Supermarket on its head by stocking his stores with produce from a cooperative of local farmers.  And, we journey to Joel Salatin’s farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley to witness his methods for closing the nutrient cycle, allowing cows, chickens, pigs and natural grasses to flourish and produce without ever an ounce of chemical fertilizer or industrial animal feed.

FRESH tells the stories of real people, connecting audiences not with facts and figures or apocalyptic policy analysis, but with examples of personal initiative and concrete ways to engage in a new food model.

For more information

Contact Jennifer Alden growingchange[at]


Bendigo Community Food Network and Growing Change

Short description—organiser

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Growing change
Dr. Jennifer Alden is a Health Broker, her business Growing Change consulting to organisations and community to create opportunities to strengthen local health promotion efforts. She sees the solutions to climate change adaptation possible when food systems are better realigned with public health and environmental sustainability, acting as an enabler for the transformation to a healthier and more equal society.
Bendigo Community Food Network
Brings people together who are interested in growing, cooking and sharing food.

No bookings required — just turn up! Entry by donation – including supper. Funds raised will support the Old Church on the Hill Community Kitchen project.

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