Clean North, the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library and the Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) will host a special Earth Week film screening of “Polyfaces” at 6:15 p.m. on April 19th at the Centennial Sault Ste. Marie Public Library (Downtown) media room.
The documentary will be followed by a Q&A discussion with Martti and Melanie Lemieux of Valleyfield Farm and David Thompson from RAIN.
Three years in the making, Polyfaces tells the story of Joel Salatin and his farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The farm services more than 6,000 families, 10 retail outlets and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and buying clubs for beef, poultry, eggs, pork, rabbits, turkey and forestry products.
The film considers Joel’s unique approach to regenerative agriculture, using symbiotic relationships of animals and their natural functions to produce high quality products. The film shows how Polyface Farms has regenerated landscapes, communities, local economies, customer’s health and most importantly their soils.
David Thompson from RAIN states, “We’re excited for people to see the film so they can build relationships with local farms that are striving to produce similar outcomes”.
Martti and Melanie Lemieux of Valleyfield Farm have been following Joel Salatin’s methods with their farm where they raise sheep, grass-fed beef, pastured pork, turkeys and poultry. They also grow vegetables for sale at Mill Market and through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) buying club.
The film screening is free and no registration is required. If you would like more information about the film, contact David Thompson (RAIN) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-942-7927 x3027