The Real Dirt on Farmer John

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The Real Dirt on Farmer John

Time: December 30, 2008 at 7:30pm
Location: Waiheke Community Cinema
Street: Korora Rd
City/Town: Waiheke
Website or Map: http://wicc.co.nz
Event Type: Film
Organized By: James Samuel
Latest Activity: Dec 29, 2008

Event Description

You first read about CSA's (Community Supported Agriculture) in the Gulf News, now you can see the movie!

"The Real Dirt on Farmer John" tells the story of idiosyncratic Illinois farmer John Petersen who weathers the years of farming by running his farm in his own way. It includes wearing a feather boa while ploughing, following his avant-garde artistic passions; and during the 70's, turning the farm into a hippie community.

He helped pioneer the concept of CSA's and his farm became a successful example of organic agriculture. This film is organized by Waiheke's CSA group.

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