The Biggest Little Farm (PG)


The Biggest Little Farm (PG)

Wednesday 22nd April 2020 - Thursday 23rd April 2020

Dir. John Chester, US, 2019, 91 mins. With. John Chester, Molly Chester, Matthew Pilachowski.

To mark the 50th birthday of World Earth Day on April 22nd we will be screening one of the most delightful and inspiring documentaries you’ll see this year. Who hasn’t fantasised about ditching their city day job for a simpler life on the land? For John and Molly Chester, this dream became a daunting reality when they buy an 80-hectare avocado and citrus orchard with a history of bank foreclosures in California. Chronicling their near decade-long attempt to create the utopia they seek - including planting 10,000 orchard trees, hundreds of crops, and bringing in animals of every kind through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature's conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination. Featuring breathtaking cinematography this joyful documentary is a restorative delight. One that provides us with a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.

Our screening on Wednesday 22nd April will be introduced by Meg from One Field Farm, and Amelia and Chloe from The Real Food Garden, who will also join us for a post-film Q&A.

Meg is a first generation farmer who established One Field Farm in Cornwall in 2016. One Field Farm is a culmination of all the skills learnt and adventures had while trading her time for valuable knowledge on farms around the world the year before. What started as a small market garden has become a life long project to grow good food and find ways to do valuable, worthwhile things with it. On any given day of the season, Meg can be found growing, harvesting, preserving and cooking her produce around the county. You can follow her on Instagram.

Created by Amelia Lake and Chloe Bines The Real Food Garden’s mission is to nourish people and place. From our 1 acre market garden we produce over 40 veg boxes a week, supplying local families with a wide range of nutrient dense, chemical free, delicious veg. By operating on no-dig, organic principles we not only feed our community but feed our soils and foster biodiversity, creating a space where agriculture and nature coexist. Our system is unashamedly reliant on womanpower ― it is people who grow this food, not petrochemicals. As a result we can proudly boast to be carbon negative. This is the Real Food revolution. You can follow them on Instagram.

Dates & Times

 Wednesday 22nd Apr 2020  6:00pm Intro + Q&A
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 Thursday 23rd Apr 2020  6:00pm
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