FILM: Fed Up – Saturday 20th June

Fed-Up-Food-Documentary-SugarThis is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. FED UP blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry.

Date: Saturday 20th June, 7.30pm
Where: Quaker Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR  (map)

This no-frills documentary tells it like it is about obesity – and it’s not a pretty picture. Since 1980, sugar intake has doubled, there is an epidemic of Type II diabetes and overweight children have ascended from the exception to the norm. Why is this happening?

“The film the food industry doesn’t want you to see”

  • All Welcome
  • Refreshments
  • Entry by Donation

A celebration of Palestinian Culture – Saturday 3rd May

Palestinian-Dabke-traditional-dance‘A Palestinian Spring’ – A celebration of Palestinian Culture, Food, Music, Poetry and Crafts.

(an event from Stourbridge Palestine Solidarity Group & Stourbridge Seir Support Group)

Date: Saturday 3rd May, from 7.00pm
Where:  Stourbridge Quaker Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR

https://www.facebook.com/events/608654672557342/

Free Admission but donations welcome on the night

More Information on their Facebook Group page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/349757990830/

Growing Your Own Day – Sunday 23rd March

bishops-wood-eco-centre-2An event for anyone interested in growing their own food. Families, Complete beginners and experienced gardeners all welcome. Refreshments available

Date: Sunday 23rd March 2014
Time: 11am – 3pm
Where: Bishops Wood Centre, Crossway Green, Stourport, DY13 9SE
Cost: Adult £4 Child £2

  • Organic Growing, Seed Swaps, Potting On
  • Composting and Grafting
  • New Approaches To Allotment Growing
  • Hueglkulture (what’s this?)
  • Terra Preta Soils
  • Bee Keeping, Poultry Keeping
  • Food In A Zero Carbon Britain
  • Grow Mushrooms
  • Gardening and Health, Square Foot Gardens
  • Make Seed Bombs
  • Ducklings hatching
  • Demonstrations and Talks
  • Stalls and Games
  • Children’s Treasure Hunt
 More Information:

Tel: 01299 250513
Email: bishopswoodcentre@worcestershire.gov.uk
www.bishopswoodcentre.org.uk | www.friendsofbishopswood.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bishops-Wood-Centre/173534909394565

Flyer: growing-your-own-day-March-2014

Bishops Wood Centre Photos

Recycle Swap Shop and Film evening – Saturday 8th March

reduce-reuse-recycleRecycle Swap Shop & screening of film ‘Chasing Ice

Date: Saturday 8th March, from 6.30pm
Where:  Friends Quaker Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR

Swap Shop

Bring along your unwanted items, find something useful, reduce waste!  No money involved!
e.g. Clothes, Books, Household items, DVDs, Toys, etc
Also, any donations for the local Foodbank e.g. Can opener, Wash bag, Bowls, Mugs, Set of cutlery, as well as food

Film – Chasing Ice

Starting at 7.30pm

Chasing-IceAcclaimed photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey in the Arctic, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet.

His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.
http://www.chasingice.com/

  • All Welcome
  • Tea and cake
  • Entry by Donation

FILM: Dive! – Saturday 25th January

Dive-the-MovieFilm: Dive the Film and (The Story of Solutions)
Date: Saturday 25th January at 7.30pm
Where: Quaker Friends Meeting House , 37 Scotts Road , Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (http://www.quaker.org.uk/stourbridge)

Synopsis
The film follows director Jeremy Seifert and his friends as they dumpster dive behind several grocery stores in the Los Angeles area to demonstrate the massive amount of food that is wasted each year in America.

After showing that much of the food found in dumpsters is perfectly edible, Seifert confronts the managers of the stores to question why they don’t donate more of it to local food banks.
http://www.divethefilm.com/

Please bring any donations for the Black Country Food Bank
http://www.blackcountryfoodbank.org.uk/supporters/donate-goods-or-gifts-in-kind/
(suitable donations)

FILM: Seeds of Death – Unveiling the lies of GMOs – Friday 5th July

seeds-of-death-unveiling-the-lies-of-gmosFilm: Seeds of Death – Unveiling the lies of GMOs

When: Friday 5th July, 7.30 for 8pm

Where: The Duke William Pub, Coventry Street, Stourbridge, DY8 1EP

This documentary exposes the public health dangers of genetically modified foods and features leading scientists, physicians, professors, attorneys and activists. Revealing the deep corruption surrounding GMOs and the nefarious deception being perpetrated against the world. (December 2012, 90 minutes)

http://prn.fm/2013/05/24/gary-null-and-richard-gale-seeds-of-death-understanding-the-deception-behind-gmos/#axzz2U3OTG9Mv

Donations on the door to help cover costs. Do come, and bring friends. Due to venue restrictions, 18’s and over only.

FILM: Growing Change – Friday 22nd March

GrowingChangeFilm: ‘Growing Change’ – A journey into Venezuela’s food revolution.

When: Friday 22nd March 7.30 for 8pm

Where: The Duke William, Coventry Street, Stourbridge, DY8 1EP

Growing Change is a documentary that looks at one of the most exciting experiments in the world to grow a fair and sustainable food system. In Venezuela, from fishing villages to cacao plantations to urban gardens, a growing social movement is showing what’s possible when communities, not corporations, start to take control of food.

Further film info: http://www.simoncunich.com.au/

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Start Growing! Sow some herb or salad seeds to take home. Also: Vegetable seed swap – bring along any spare seeds you may have. Plus have a go at our competition: Match the vegetable to the cake!

Donations on the door to help cover costs. Do come, and bring friends!

Due to venue restrictions, 18’s and over only. Looking forward to seeing you there!

GrowingChangeCity

Good Morning Mr Monsanto – a poem by Peter Howe

Good Morning Mr Monsanto
Peter Howe
http://peterhowe.wordpress.com

“Roundup Ready soybeans did not exist except by science. It was man-created. We took something that would not have occurred without our efforts and intervention and we created something of much higher value. In this country, that qualifies for a patent.” Scott Baucum on the Monsanto website. Continue reading “Good Morning Mr Monsanto – a poem by Peter Howe”