Film screening plays role in growing food movement

Greater Vernon residents will have a chance to learn more about food production.

The Food Action Society presents the movie Fresh Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Vernon Christian Fellowship Church, 4506 29th St.

“Increasingly people around the world are questioning the industrial food model with its impacts on our health, the environment, and the social inequalities present in the system,” said Wendy Aasen, with the society.

“Consequently there is a rising movement of people and communities who believe and are demonstrating that the way our food is produced doesn’t have to damage the soil, water, or our health. It can be more equitably distributed and humane, and it can serve to connect us as community. Locally, this movement is also growing.”

Aasen added that Fresh is a guide that empowers people to take an array of actions like planting urban gardens, creating worm composts from food waste or buying locally-grown products.

“The film introduces the most inspiring people, ideas, and initiatives happening right now.”

Admission is by donation and the film will be followed by a panel discussion with local farmers and food advocates.

For more information, call 250-542-6920.