Beginning Wednesday, March 28, the University of New Mexico's Sustainability-364 Growers' Market Practicum students host a series of films on food, agriculture, health and sustainability. A film will be shown at Mitchell Hall every Wednesday through April 17.

The aim of the film series is to build a community of sustainable agriculture advocates and to generate buzz about the Sustainability Expo on Tuesday, April 23. The films are free and open to the public. Bring a snack and kick back, beverages will be provided.

The schedule...

Wednesday, March 27 – Food Fight
Mitchell Hall, room 102 - 5:30-7 p.m.
Food Fight describes the inherent dangers of our current industrial agriculture system, and then introduces us to leaders who have revolutionized the local food movement. With a strong emphasis on supporting local foodsheds and farmer's markets, this movie depicts the problems we currently face and the people-driven solutions.

Wednesday, April 3 – To Market, to Market, to Buy a Fat Pig
Mitchell Hall, room 101 - 12-1:15 p.m.

To Market, to Market to Buy a Fat Pig celebrates American market houses, market places, and farmer's markets. This PBS program showcases the diversity of foods available across the US, from the salad greens of Santa Fe to the crab cakes of Baltimore.

Wednesday, April 10 – Fresh
Mitchell Hall, room 102 - 5:30-7 p.m.

Fresh celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of  agriculture into an industrial model; together they offer a sustainable alternatives and a  practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Wednesday, April 17 – Farmageddon
Mitchell Hall, room 101 - 12-1:15 p.m.

Americans' right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent action, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies – and seeks to figure out why.

For full schedule and more information on SUST-364 Growers' Market Practicum course or the 5th Annual Sustainability Expo and Lobo Growers' Market, visit: Film Series.