The Transition Marquette Co film series began with the showing of Symphony of the Soil at Peter White Public Library on
Tues, Nov 3. It’s the story of where soil comes from, what makes it up, and what our various agricultural practices are doing to it. Several different efforts showed how organic farming can really build up the soil while avoiding many of the problems of traditional agriculture.
The second film is really a double feature. On Tues, Dec 1, we will show “RADICALLY Simple”, a film by/about Jim Merkle who wrote the book. He is an engineer who “radically simplified” his life. The second film will be “Living the Good Life” with/about Scott and Helen Nearing, who set up homesteading in Vermont in the middle of the Great Depression.
Finally, onTues, jan 5, we’ll be showing “What A Way To Go – Life at the End of Empire”. Tim Bennett, middle class white guy, woke up to the environmental issues in the 1980’s, but was busy raising kids and living the American Dream. Now he steps back to look at the stories he was raised with, the reality around him, and where life seems to be headed. “He pushes the dialogue where Al Gore did not go!”
Films start at 6:30 in the Community Room at the Library. Starting at 6:00, folks are welcome to “Bring Their Own Dinner” (sandwich? take-out?) and eat together. There will be time for conversation following the films. We hope to see you there.