The Societal Ramifications & Consequences of the Making and Taking of Food

This site dedicated to the matters of food above and beyond the mere satiation of flavors on one's palette; but rather the ramifications to society from the consequences of how its' production, distribution, and nutrition affect living systems. How we sow, reap, harvest, legislate and base our economic systems on food is key to how we ultimately treat each other and the Earth.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Nourishing the Kids of Katrina - Alice Waters and First Lady Michelle Obama / Discussion with Filmmaker Robert Lee Grant

Better nutrition for America's kids is a vital part of the Obama’s agenda in dealing with the health care crisis. Initiatives in this area are planned by the White House in the coming months. Recently, Brahm Ahmadi, Executive Director of People’s Grocery spoke at Sacramento’s second annual Common Table event, “We don’t have a health crisis, we have a food crisis.”

In Robert Lee Grant’s documentary film, “Nourishing the Kids of Katrina” follows the compelling story of how renowned chef Alice Waters’ Berkeley “edible Schoolyard” is replicated in two poor black charter schools in Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans to erase the emotional scars on those kids while improving their eating habits.

The film features Alice Waters, and includes comments by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama around the development of the White House organic garden and issues concerning childhood obesity and good nutrition.

This film is intended to support the Obama’s efforts. This premier will also send proceeds to the Sacramento American Community Gardening Association. Robert Grant worked in the Obama Campaign in New Orleans, South Carolina and North Carolina, and is very proud to have been one of the first 10,000 supporters.

City of Sacramento Community Gardens Developer, Bill Maynard will be at the event with instructions regarding either how to obtain a plot within an existing community garden nearest you, or how to create a community garden in your own neighborhood.

Doors open 6:30PM. Film to begin 7:00PM – 7:30PM. Suggested donation $5 - $10.00. We will need volunteers for this event to help us set up chairs and basic AV as well as clean up. Please email if you would like to do this. We would surely appreciate your help.