2012 Winter Fundraising Event!

Featuring The Greenhorns Film Screening and Panel Discussion. Pie Baking Contest, Farm Music, Children’s Craft Table, and Local Farm and Food Information Booths!

When: Saturday, December 15th

4:00-5:00 Early Screening: The Greenhorns followed by Q&A

5:00-7:00 Mixer: Pie Baking Contest, Local Farm and Food Info Booths, Children’s Craft Table

7:00-8:45 Premeire Screening: The Greenhorns followed by Panel Discussion and Q&A

Where: The Fine Arts Theater on the Denton Square

Admission: Premier Screening and Panel Discussion $7 prepay/ $9 door. Early Screening $5 prepay/ $7 door. Seating is limited! Pre-purchase your ticket to guarantee your space.

TICKET PRE-SALES ARE CLOSED.

Please purchase your ticket at the door for tonight’s event! 

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About the Film: The Greenhorns documentary film, completed after almost 3 years in production, explores the lives of America’s young farming community – its spirit, practices, and needs. It is the filmmaker’s hope that by broadcasting the stories and voices of these young farmers, we can build the case for those considering a career in agriculture – to embolden them, to entice them, and to recruit them into farming.

About the Discussion:  Our intentions for the panel discussion are to bring awareness to the farm and food activity occurring across the country and here at home. We will discuss the possibilities and issues with food production in our region, as well as Cardo’s Farm Project’s future plans and needs. Our very own Amanda Austin will moderate the discussion and Daniel Moon, Cardo’s Farm Manager, will serve as a panelist.

About the Panelists:

Daniel Moon is an active participant in the young farmer movement.  He is the Co-Founder and Farm Manager at Cardo’s Farm Project. Prior to his time at CFP he worked on farms in California and New York state, and earned a degree in Agricultural Science from McGill University. Daniel will provide perspectives as a Denton farmer and community organizer.

Amanda Vanhoozier is a community organizer and founder of the Coppell Community Garden. The Coppell Community Garden was established in 1998 as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that manages two community gardens, the Coppell Farmers Market, and year round environmental education classes in Coppell, Texas.  The all volunteer organization is a grassroots effort to cultivate a healthy community and make a difference in the lives that are touched. Amanda will share her expertise in organizing farm and food community programming.

Susie Marshall works to connect North Texans to their farmers as the president of TOFGA (Texas Organic Farmers and Growers Association) and as the executive director of GROW North Texas. Susie will share her scope on state-wide and Dallas area food and farming activity.

Andrea Bithell is the Farm Manager at the We Over Me Paul Quinn College Farm in Dallas and the founder of Oak Cliff Organics. Paul Quinn College is one of the nation’s 110 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Oak Cliff Organics consults with, creates, and maintains restaurant, school, and home gardens in Oak Cliff and the greater Dallas area.The university turned their unused football field into a campus farm in 2010.  Andrea will share her expertise in farming and educating students of a historically black college about food production.

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Participating Organizations: 

Denton Backyard Farms is an urban agriculture project founded by farmers Matt and Andrea in their backyard of their home in South East Denton. They raise vegetables, laying hens, and culinary mushrooms and sell their products at the Denton Community Market and through their CSA Farm Share program!

Denton Organic Society is an organization devoted to educating both members and the public about organic principles including gardening, landscaping, sustainable land-use, biological pest management, health implications, and lifestyle choices through monthly programs, workshops, and field trips.

Denton Community Market is a farmer and artisan market located near the Denton square. The mission  of the market is to encourage access to local food, locally produced art and handmade items, and other local goods and services in a sustainable way.

Southern Seed Legacy (SSL) strives to reverse the erosion of plant genetic diversity and cultural knowledge in the American South by encouraging and supporting local seed saving seed exchange networks and in situ conservation. The project was initiated in 1996 and in the spring of 2011 SSL was moved into its new home at The Laboratory of Environmental Anthropology at The University of North Texas under the directorship of Dr. James Veteto.

TOFGA supports the people who produce and provide organic and sustainable food in Texas and provides education and marketing support to the organic and sustainable producers of Texas.

Children’s Craft Table sponsored by SCRAP Dentona 501(c)3 non-profit organization that inspires creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing education programs and affordable materials to the community.

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TO ENTER IN THE PIE BAKING CONTEST:

Submissions will be accepted at The Pie Baking Contest Table between 5:00p and 5:45p. Pies will be judged by the CFP farmers at 6:00 and the winner will be announced at 6:45 sharp.

Winner will receive a Cardo’s Farm Project tote bag and vegetables!

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