Welcome to SOURLANDS : a film that weaves a provocative tale of ecology, energy and agriculture, told from a deep forest surrounded by sprawl. The film is set in an area of New Jersey where an unlikely forest still exists in that over-populated state. A group of local engineers searches for new ways to save energy and stop global warming. Pay close attention, and the challenges facing this community look a lot like the challenges facingecosystems, farmers, and energy visionaries everywhere.
The film is the latest to be screened by Dairy Creek Community Food Web at Forest Grove Grange on Thursday, JULY 21, 2016, 7:30 pm at 1917 “B” Street. One of the Up, Up, Farm! series developed by The Greeenhorns, you will learn more about the realities of current climate change and how people are answering those changes. As usual, free film, free popcorn, and fine conversation.
From award-winning journalist Jared Flesher comes SOURLANDS,
a provocative tale of ecology, energy, and agriculture.
In the Sourlands of New Jersey, a rampaging deer herd, invasive plants,
and wholesale habitat destruction threaten the local ecosystem. Farmers
in the surrounding valley battle against high land prices, high property taxes,
and increasingly erratic weather patterns.
The message of cautious hope presented in the film is just as universal:
To start solving complicated environmental problems, we need to forgo quick
fixes and start restoring the natural world — and people’s connection to it —
from the forest floor up.