October 10, 2019
Food For Thought Film Series to screen 'Dirt! The Movie' tonight
The Urban Food Systems program at Kansas State University's Olathe campus will host Food for Thought, a free film series featuring food related documentaries from around the world.
Each film screening will be followed by a panel of experts from academia, Extension, community members and our nonprofit partners.
The next film, "Dirt! The Movie" will show at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at K-State Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Drive Olathe, KS 66061.
This film brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. But more than the film and the lessons that it teaches, "DIRT! The Movie" is a call to action.
Panelists include Ganga Hettiarachchi, K-State Department of Agronomy; Dennis Patton, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension; and Tom Ruggieri, Fair Share Farm – Community Supported Agriculture.
This series is a project of the Master of Science in horticulture with an emphasis on urban food systems program. This degree program focuses on how the urban food system impacts economic development and provides a source of nutritious, safe food grown locally/regionally. The specialization places an emphasis on sustainable agriculture, food systems project management and safe food production in an urban environment.
Thank you to Hen House market for supporting this event. All donations will go toward the graduate students of the Master of Science in horticulture with an emphasis on urban food systems including programming, tours, community workshops and more.