eTown Presents Green Screens at eTown Hall: The Biggest Little Farm

  • When: February 26, 2020 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Cost: $10 Plus Applicable Service Fees
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Green Screens at eTown Hall is an environmental documentary and community engagement series that aims to further discussion and action around climate and environmental issues.

Each screening event will include an interactive panel discussion and audience Q&A featuring experts from diverse professional backgrounds. Local environmental organizations and initiatives will also be on hand to share ideas, network, and recruit volunteers.


THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.


Doors: 6:00pm

Film Start: 7:00pm (followed by a panel discussion)



A panel discussion and audience Q&A will follow the screening. This event's panelists include:

Melissa Balizet, Community Herbalist, Benevolence Permaculture Demonstration Farm 

I am an herbal medicine maker who is passionate about creating sustainable connections between communities, plants, and local ecosystems. I have over 22 years of experience working with herbal medicine, having received training in Western herbal medicine through the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies and apprenticeships with local Colorado herbalists. Over the last 10 years, I've earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and an MA in Environmental Leadership. I’ve been teaching, facilitating, and community building in fields ranging from ecological restoration, permaculture urban gardening, medicinal herb farming, and Western herbal medicine to childbirth, storytelling, and T’ai Chi Ch’uan.

Eve-Lyn Hinckley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, CU Boulder

My academic interests focus on examining the movement of carbon, nutrients, and water in terrestrial ecosystems, with emphasis on how they are changed by human activities and how those changes may affect human welfare.  Most of my research has focused on understanding mechanisms and patterns of nutrient cycling at plot to regional scales, and working with local land managers to explore sustainable water and nutrient management practices.  This foundation has informed my involvement in new collaborative projects to design long-term observational networks and to explore data integration and visualization approaches in unmanaged and managed systems.

Lauren Kelso, Site Director, Growing Gardens

Lauren has been doing residential gardening and landscaping in Boulder for 12 years and has studied design under recognized and outstanding designers such as Alison Peck and Lauren Springer Ogden. She has her Colorado Master Gardener’s Certificate and specializes in gardening in the west with natives and edible landscapes. Lauren headed up the site and tree selection for the Growing Garden’s Community Orchard. She continues to learn about the magic of pruning and tending fruit trees from specialists across the state of Colorado.

Tanner Starbard, Director of Farm Planning, Mad Agriculture

Tanner Starbard grew up amongst the citrus orchards and ephemeral creeks of Ojai Valley near California's central coast. Working with the land on a small ranch and adventuring in the native oak groves and orange orchards fostered a respect and joy for nature in both Ag and non-Ag settings, especially where they intersect. Degrees in Ethnic Studies and Environmental Planning and Management supplement a history and vision for creating businesses that are a source of food for people and the planet.

As Director of Farm Planning for Mad Agriculture, Tanner works with farmers to create resilient, productive farmlands and entreprises, with a view that Agriculture function as the dynamics of soil, water, plans, and people, where all parts work best supporting the other. We can use ingenuity and planning to connect tradition and knowledge with modern technology and science, keeping farm lands productive and profitable. As CFO for Mad Ag, I follow the philosophy that projects can and should be both profitable and mission driven. Just like farming, working with nature is good business.


Parking

The City of Boulder now offers "$3 for 3 to 3" parking on weekdays from 3pm to 3am. This offer is available at the 15th and Pearl parking garage (additional entrance located on 16th Street). "$3 for 3 to 3”  runs through Dec. 31, 2020. Parking in the city parking garages will remain free Saturdays, Sundays and city-recognized holidays. For more information, visit https://bouldercolorado.gov/parking-services.