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Grow Food film screening

  • Hampton Bays Public Library 52 Ponquogue Avenue Hampton Bays, NY, 11946 United States (map)

The Ecological Culture Initiative will host a free preview screening of the upcoming new documentary Grow Food on Thursday, August 30th, 2018, 7 - 9 pm at the Hampton Bays Public Library.

Joe Rignola - Grow Food.jpg
Jessica Smith - Grow Food.jpg

Grow Food filmmakers Joe Rignola and Jessica Smith will deliver a short presentation about the message of the film, including a 10-20 minute preview, and follow with a Q&A session.

There is no charge for this event. Donations at a suggested level of $15 are welcome 📽


Filmmakers' Message: Why This Is Important

Our current food supply is laden with toxic chemicals. The nutrition content of our fruits and vegetables have been on a steady decline – some up to 70% drop since the 1920’s.

Conventional agricultural practices are an extractive process, mining the land without returning life to it.

Our water is polluted from synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and agricultural runoff. The CO2 level in the atmosphere is on the rise. Clean freshwater is becoming scarce and extreme weather events more common.

Conventional agriculture exposes the soil to the elements, decreasing fertility and water holding capacity. Nature did not intend the soil to be bare. That is why there are weeds – Nature’s bandage.

The average farmer in America is 55.9 years old according to U.S. News. This way of life is being replaced by machines damaging the land at the expense of food quality and the environment.

We need to revitalize our soils by working with Nature, and take our food production into our own hands for the benefit of our health, our planet’s health, and the health of our future generations. 

We truly believe that with a shift from degenerative to regenerative food production systems, we have the power to reverse climate change, increase food availability, and decrease chronic diseases.

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In the News

Via Preview Of "Grow Food" Taking Place In The Hamptons

More Info

Please send any questions to or call us at 631-335-9137


Earlier Event: August 25
ECI Farmers' Market Lunch
Later Event: September 1
Hampton Bays Farmers' Market