Friday, January 13, 2012

The Last Crop Film Screenings and Discussions - Supporting the One Farm at a Time project

To enjoy local food, we must preserve our local farms. The Last Crop is a documentary film that tells the story of Jeff and Annie Main, who like many farming families, confront an uncertain future as development impinges on their rural community and their children choose careers off the farm. What sets the Mains apart is their resolve to ensure that their land will be affordable and productive for future farmers.

One Farm at a Time is a collaborative project that is raising funds and awareness to protect Good Humus, and eventually other local farms to ensure opportunities for young farmers and sustainable sources of local food for generations to come.

One Farm at a Time has raised about $200,000 toward the purchase of an easement to protect Good Humus in perpetuity. $4000 in matching funds have been offered by the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, Davis Food Co-op and Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation to encourage individual donations at upcoming events over the next month. This is an opportunity for everyone to invest in the future of local food!

For more information, visit:

Upcoming events will feature the film and a discussion with the filmmaker, farmers and others.

When: Tuesday, January 31, reception at 6:30, screening and discussion to
Where: Sierra 2 Community Center, Curtis Hall 2791 24th Street
Cost: $15, $10 Co-op owners and students
Register at or 916-868-6399
Extras: Organic snacks, beer and wine will be available at the reception.

Ecological Farming Conference:
When: Friday, February 3, 12:15 pm
Where: Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA
Cost: Free to conference attendees

When: Tuesday, February 7, 7-9 pm
Where: The State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way
Cost: $10

When: Thursday, February 9, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Storer Hall, UC Davis Campus
Cost: Free

San Francisco:
When: Wednesday, January 25, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: SF School of Digital Filmmaking, 925 Mission Street
Cost: $10 General, $5 students/seniors
Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets/The Last Crop Film

Additional screenings are being planned in Palo Alto on January 26, at Pie
Ranch in Pescadero on January 27 and at the Sacramento Food Film Festival
on March 10.