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A Place at the Table

Available for Streaming April 27th

4/27/21- 4/29/21

Virtual Screening, Free for all

Reserve Tickets online at: placeatthetable_2021.eventbrite.com

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Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.

Free and open to all. Donations are welcome and go to support our local arts community. Make donations at https://pentanglearts.org/get-involved/donations/

Hosted by Sustainable Woodstock and Pentangle Arts. Made possible by our underwriters VERMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION and MASCOMA BANK and sponsors Ellaway Group, The Unicorn, and Mark Knott DDS.

An Evening with Frances Moore Lappé

Earth Day, April 22nd 5:00-6:30 pm

Location: virtual

Reserve your Free  spot here

Celebrate Earth Day with renowned author Frances Moore Lappé.

Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of 20 books about world hunger, living democracy, and the environment, beginning with the three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet in 1971. In Spring 2021, she released It's Not Too Late! Crisis, Opportunity, and the Power of Hope.

Lappé will present Climate Crisis In Focus: Finding Hope Through Democratic Action. In America today, many of us can feel overwhelmed by the simultaneous political, economic, and climate crises upon us. Frances Moore Lappé discusses these three interacting roots of our problems: a brutal form of capitalism, big money's grip on our democracy, and climate catastrophe. She shows us how realizing their unity can be empowering, not overwhelming. They open historic opportunity. Addressing one crisis, we are working to solve all three. Through inspiring stories and startling facts, Frances helps us realize our own power to generate a new story as we tackle these root causes with exhilarating, courageous action—together.

This event will be entirely virtual and hosted over Zoom. Frances Moore Lappé's presentation–5:00-5:45pm; Live Q&A with the Author–5:45-6:15; Concluding Remarks–6:15-6:30.

Hosted by Sustainable Woodstock and Pentangle Arts, with support from Vermont Humanities and the Sierra Club Upper Valley Group.

Click here to make a suggested $10 donation.

Yankee Bookshop (Woodstock, Vermont) has signed copies of the following books in stock for purchase. All books have been signed by Frances Moore Lappé!

• Click here to order signed copies from Yankee Bookshop.

• Or simply stop in to Yankee Bookshop: 12 Central Street Woodstock, VT 05091

Diet for a Small Planet

Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning and Connection for the America We Want

Eco-Mind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want

Grow Your Own Garden

 

The GROW YOUR OWN GARDEN project was first created by Sustainable Woodstock in response to the immediate need for food experienced by many individuals and families due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sustainable Woodstock is now working long-term with regional food shelves, other area non-profits and the Vermont Food Bank to help families become more self-sufficient by growing their own nutritious and delicious vegetables and herbs; finding joy, sustenance and fulfillment in the creative act of gardening!

Each GROW YOUR OWN GARDEN kit includes a well-rounded variety of seeds and seedlings, an introductory organic gardening book and a complete set of quality gardening tools.

Gardening kits are designed for those who want to begin gardening to supplement their household food supply, and who would not otherwise be able to afford purchasing the tools, seeds and plants required to establish a garden.

Applicants confirm that they reside in towns served by the Windsor Central Supervisory Union (Barnard, Bridgewater, Killington, Pomfret, Plymouth, Reading, Woodstock).

• Applications subject to approval and processed in the order received.

• Click here to apply.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, email: director@sustainablewoodstock.org

The GROW YOUR OWN GARDEN project is funded by a major grant from the Green Mountain Foundation and private contributions, and is supported by other regional non-profits and the caring and compassionate individuals who are working hard to provide food for all.

 

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