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How to Save the World: One Man One Cow One Planet
Date Wednesday November 11
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
Event Type Screening
EmailHumanistHall [at]
The evening begins with an optional social hour and pot luck supper at 6:30 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion at the end of the film.

One Man One Cow One Planet

This relatively new documentary, 2008, explores the revolution in food production called "biodynamic farming." At first glance the task of saving the world appears to have fallen on an unlikely candidate. Peter Proctor is 80 years old but has single handedly spearheaded his farming movement in India. It has literally altered that vast nation’s agricultural landscape. Peter is a latter day Johnny Appleseed; he takes his solution to one farm at a time. He has traveled all over the world teaching farmers how to create better food by creating better soil. He is rather a biodynamic phenomenon in his own right and finds it difficult to find people half his age able to keep up with him. This farming revolution is over 100 years in the making. The true father of biodynamic farming, Rudolph Steiner (also the founder of the Waldorf school) was born in 1861. It is Steiner’s principles that Peter dusted off and applied in the Indian subcontinent. The film also examines where our own American food comes from and how much autonomy we have sacrificed at the altar of convenience. We seem not to have a problem with buying food products rather than food. The choice to be made is whether to have giant agribusinesses decide what we eat -- and live with chronic disease -- or to grow and eat our own food and be healthy. Peter Proctor has helped thousands of farmers not by railing against the problem but by living the solution.

Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street

$5 donations are accepted

Added to the calendar on Saturday Oct 31st, 2009 10:18 PM
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