Wild Plants - Film Night & Shared Community Dinner

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"A fascinating and aesthetically poetic film in which the beauty of little things is turned into poetry.... With great respect and discretion, Humbert brings us a series of moving and aesthetically sublime portrayals of this group of idealists." - CineEuropa

Urban gardeners in post-industrial Detroit. Milo Yellow Hair and his agriculture project in South Dakota. The rebel gardener Maurice Maggi who changed the face of Zurich with his wild plantings. The innovative agricultural cooperative “Jardins de Cocagne” in Geneva. Through a series of interconnected portraits, Wild Plants offers a vivid appreciation of a burgeoning movement, of its key players, their ideas and motivations.

On the Pine Ridge Reservation, diabetes is rampant and there are few grocery stores. Most people can only afford an unhealthy diet, with few fresh fruits and vegetables. Started by Milo Yellow Hair, the Slim Buttes Agricultural Program is a community effort to increase local food production, improve the nutritional quality of food, and promote self-reliance among the Oglala Lakota.

For the last 30 years, Maurice Maggi has been secretly beautifying Zürich by planting flowers on unused land. His cloak-and-dagger operations yield extraordinary guerrilla gardens.

The term 'wild plants' is a reference to vegetation that seeds itself in fallow and abandoned land and creates new habitats. This documentary is a profile of the people who make this happen; activists who are creating their own botanical utopias and are becoming an inspiration to others.

View the trailer here.

 

 


Come along for an evening of shared food and conversation, followed by a screening of 'Wild Plants'

6 pm - Potluck community dinner, please bring a plate of food to share*

7.00 pm - Film Screening.

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and Conservation SA.

 

* Choose to refuse single-use plastic. During our dinners we provide real plates and cutlery, provide reusable cups, supply filtered water and collect food scraps to give to The Joinery's chickens or put in our compost bins. Please avoid bringing single-use plastics, including glad wrap, to our dinners if you can. We look forward to seeing you!

WHEN
September 05, 2018 at 6pm - 9pm
WHERE
The Joinery
111 Franklin St
Adelaide, SA 5000
Australia
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CONTACT
Diane Salvi · · (08) 7123 2166
TICKETS
$5.00 AUD · Purchase tickets

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Contact us at the Joinery at 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide, on (08) 8223 5155 or venuehire@thejoinery.org.au

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