Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The roots of a community

The Countryside Conservancy is offering a FREE showing of the widely praised documentary, "Asparagus! Stalking the American Life," 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Akron Main Library Auditorium, 60 S. Main Street, Akron. Donations to help offset the cost of presenting the movie are welcome.

It's another in the CC's "Don't Buy Food from Strangers" film series. The movie tells the story of Oceana County, Michigan, which for 30 years has been the Asparagus Capital of the World. Now its residents and family farms are fighting to save their beloved roots.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has said: "This subtle but powerful film unveils intricate connections among community identity, family farming, national politics and international trade, while at the same time revealing the aplomb and good cheer of these indomitable, spear-struck Michiganders."

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