About the Event:
Join us in the magical oasis otherwise known as Big Red Sun, for a special evening of local food, documentary film and inspiring conversation in Venice.
We'll get things going with local, sustainably-sourced food from Primal Pastures, the Sorella Collective, and a selection of beverages from Topo Chico.
As the day turns to twilight, we'll have a panel conversation about the future of American agriculture with Paul Grieve, founder of Primal Pastures, and Randy Ryan of Farmer Veteran Coalition. The discussion will be moderated by the director of Farmers For America Graham Meriwether.
As twilight turns to evening, we'll fire up the projector and screen the Los Angeles premiere of the documentary Farmers For America.
The funds raised during the evening will be to lift up the transformational work of the Farmers Veteran Coalition, an organization who has provided countless military veterans with opportunities to start farms.
Date: Saturday July 28th
Address: Big Red Sun
560 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291
6pm: Local, regenerative food from Primal Pastures and the Sorella Collective. Beverages from Topo Chico
7:15pm Panel with Paul Grieve and Randy Ryan. Moderated by Graham Meriwether. Introduction by founder of Farmer Veteran Coalition, Michael O'Gorman.
8pm Los Angeles Premiere of Farmers For America
The evening will be wrapped up by 9:15.
Cost: Admission is free. Suggested donation of $20
Food and Drinks will be complimentary.
About the Film:
Farmers For America poses the question: Who Will Feed Us?
The average age of the U.S. farmer has reached 60. Half of America's farmland will change ownership in the next 15 years. Our nation faces a little-known agricultural crisis on an unprecedented scale. Against all odds, this is the story of an eclectic mix of young people- military veterans, bright-eyed idealists, and multi-generational farmers who are accepting the virtuous challenge of feeding us all.
The documentary is narrated by Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs, Returning the Favor) and stars farmers from every region of the United States including national agricultural leaders like Joel Salatin, Eliot Coleman, Paul Grieve and Lindsey Lusher-Shute.