Documentary on sustainable farming to play dialogue series
ALGOMA – The Kewaunee County Dialogue Series screens the short, locally made documentary movie “Searching for Sustainability” at 7 p.m. Monday at Algoma United Methodist Church.
Released last year, the 69-minute documentary was produced by Valerie Dantoin, farmer and instructor of sustainable agriculture at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay. It focuses on farming and its relationship to sustainability and the environment, especially in northeastern Wisconsin, and has been shown several times on Wisconsin Public Television and at environmental awareness events.
The movie features several local farmers of all sizes and types and area conservationists discussing the importance of using more sustainable practices. They demonstrate how they are working to lessen the environmental impact farming has on our air and water. Among those featured are Randy Ebert of Ebert Enterprises of Algoma, county Sup. Lee Luft and Lynn and Nancy Utesch, who raise grass-fed beef in the Town of Pierce.
“Conservation of our natural resources is something we all should be advocating for," said series coordinator Mary Ellen Dobbins. "Whether you live in the city or on the farm, we all need water and we all need food and this film does a great job explaining the strengths, weaknesses and threats in our current food system."
“Offering educational opportunities on the issue of natural resource protection is part of our church’s new mission," said Jodi Parins, the church's lay leader. "We felt that how this film addresses the issue without vilifying anyone or politicizing the issue was a perfect fit for our outreach efforts.”
Algoma United Methodist Church is at 804 Parker Ave. For more information on this events, call Parins at 920-366-5029.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Documentary on sustainable farming to play dialogue series