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Short Film Screenings: Homesick and Lowland Kids

Available for Streaming May 25th

5/25/21

Virtual Screening, Free for all

Reserve Tickets online at: homesick_lowlandkids.eventbrite.com

View Trailer for Homesick

View Trailer for Lowland Kids

6:00 AM-11:30 PM: Short films are open to watch

7:00 PM: Live Q&A with producer of Lowland Kids

As part of this month's Climate Change and Sustainability Film Series, Sustainable Woodstock will screen two short films featuring stories of humans displacement. The first film, Homesick, is the fictional story of a father willing to enter the Fukushima disaster no-go-zone to spend time with his eight year old son. Directed by Koya Kamura, who is a half French half Japanese, the film is in Japanese with English subtitles.

The second short film, Lowland Kids, is a documentary that tells the story of the last teenagers on the Isle de Jean Charles, a sinking island off the coast of Louisiana. For the two siblings, this place has always been home. After losing their parents, their uncle has raised them on this island, passing on his love and appreciation for the land. But the island is running out of time. Due to rising sea levels and hurricanes, the Brunet family finds themselves forced to leave Isle de Jean Charles, and saying goodbye is not easy. The future can’t possibly be brighter than the life they have here. Or could it?

Join us for a live Q&A with a creator of Lowland Kids at 7:00 PM, May 25th!

This screening is only available to those watching from the USA.

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.

Green Drinks- Housing in the Upper Valley

Green Drinks–Housing in the Upper Valley

May 20th 5:30-6:30 pm

Location: virtual

Reserve your Free  spot here

Join Andrew Winter from Twin Pines Housing and Jill Davies from Woodstock Community Trust to learn about housing in the Upper Valley.

Learn about new housing opportunities coming to a community near you!

Housing and the lack of it has been in the news lately as house prices have increased at 25% or more, and an ever-growing number of people want to move to Vermont. Andrew Winter of Twin Pines Housing Trust and Jill Davies of Woodstock Community Trust will share information about initiatives their organizations are involved with to improve the situation for Vermonters. They will also discuss homeownership opportunities in Woodstock and rental opportunities in Hartford and Hanover (for seniors).

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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