Want to see a great film tonight? The 92 Street Y is generously offering four free tickets to tonight's screening of "The Real Dirt on Farmer John" at their Makor location on the Upper West Side.
Send an email to kitchen (at) apartment therapy (dot) com with DIRT TICKETS in the subject line; the first four requested wins.
Read on for information on this fascinating film.
"This critically acclaimed and much loved documentary follows the colorful John Peterson, a farmer, artist, and innovative thinker in rural Illinois who has struggled to redefine his family farm for over twenty years. With the death of his father during the late 60s, John turns his traditional family farm into an experiment of art and agriculture, making it a haven for hippies, radicals and artists.
"The film charts the end of this idealistic era as the farm debt crisis of the 80s brings about the tragic collapse of the farm. After much soul searching, and in defiance of all odds, Farmer John gradually transforms his land into a revolutionary farming community and one of the largest Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms in the United States.
There will be a discussion led by Sherri Brooks Vinton (author of Real Food Revival: Aisle by Aisle, Morsel by Morsel), Cara Fraver (Coordinator of Just Food's Fresh Food For All program), and Gabrielle Langholtz (Greenmarket).
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