GRO presents “Look & See”

Published 2:37 pm Friday, July 21, 2017

Growing Rural Opportunities (GRO), a nonprofit organization that serves farmers in Polk County, proudly presents FarmFilms: Movie Screening Series. For the grande finale of their movie series, GRO will be screening Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry.

Berry’s lifelong relationship with the land and community has come to form the core of his prolific writings.

In the span of a generation, the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital intensive-model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and debt – all of which have frayed the fabric of rural communities.  Filmed across four seasons in the farming cycle, Look and See blends observational scenes of farming life, interviews with farmers and community members with evocative, carefully framed shots of the surrounding landscape in Henry County, KY. 

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This event will be held on Friday, August 4 in the Auditorium of the Mill Spring Ag Center in Mill Spring. The movie will begin at 7:30 p.m. Plan to arrive early to enjoy free light refreshments and meet local Polk farmers.

The FarmFilms event series is provided free of charge thanks to a Community Matters grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.

– article submitted by Amy DeCamp