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UPCOMING:
TIERRALISMO GOOD EARTH FILM TOUR
APRIL 13 - MAY 7, 2015
 
The Tierralismo Good Earth Film Tour will include screenings of the recently released documentary, Tierralismo: Stories from a Cooperative Farm. Part of the AMI Cuba catalogue, Tierralismo is about the history and practices of one of Cuba’s most successful urban farms, the Organoponico Vivero Alamar (Alamar Organic Cooperative). Tierralismo, introduces viewers to everyone from agronomists and senior management to workers who plant, plow, and propagate. What began as a necessity - farming without pesticides and chemical fertilizers - has become a source of pride to coop members. The film shows how they fertilize with compost and cow manure, raise their own insects for biological pest control, and have even created a fully biodegradable alternative to the plastic bag for use with seedlings.
 
The filmmaker, Alejandro Ramirez, and one of the co-founders of the Organoponico, Isis Salcines, will accompany the tour, creating a dynamic forum to share knowledge and create learning opportunities on film and food security, and the people who are driving both movements in Cuba and the U.S. Alexandra Halkin, Director of AMI will accompany the Cuban visitors on the tour.  Click here for more info.
 
TOUR SCHEDULE TO DATE:
 
NEW YORK CITY/NEW JERSEY, April 13 -15
April 14, Bloomfield College, New Jersey
April 15, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, South Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtland Ave., Bronx, NY
 
CHICAGO, April 16 - 18
Organized by Growing Home
April 17, 1pm, Growing Home's Wood St. Urban Farm
April 18, 12:30 - 3:30 pm, AUA Gathering at Kilbourne Greenhouse
 
DETROIT, April 19 - 20
Organized by the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
 
PHILADELPHIA, April 21 - 24
April 21, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Bryn Mawr College, Thomas Hall 110 
April 22, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, West Kensington Ministries, 2140 N. Hancock St., Sponsored by Norris Square Neighborhood Project
April 23, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. Sponsored by the Netter Center and Urban Nutrition Initiative
 
NEW HAMPSHIRE/VERMONT, April 26 - May 3
Organized by AMI and the Vermont Carribean Institute
May 2, 7 - 9 pm, Mainstreet Landing, Burlington waterfront
May 3, 5 - 7 pm, Plainfield Opera House, Plainfield, VT
 
BOSTON, May 6 - 7
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