Lincoln Center film series

If anyone reading is in or around New York, you should check out the Green Screens Film Series at Lincoln Center.

The farm where I work, Garden of Eve, is featured in the film "Farming the Future: Farm Life on Long Island." Chris Kaplan-Walbrecht, the farmer and my boss, is interviewed in this documentary, also featuring Farm Aid President Willie Nelson.

I just watched the film last night, and was struck by the history of farming on an island characterized so often by the Hamptons. The problem, of course, is that more and more farms are being sold off for development, and once the land is gone, it’s gone forever. Long Island has some of the best growing in the whole country, and serves the important market of New York City. Family farmers are struggling, innovating, and praying to keep their businesses, lifestyles, and heritage alive.

"Farming the Future" will be the first of two one-hour films shown on November 3rd at 6:00 PM. The screening will take place at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center (65th & Broadway). Following the films there will be a panel discussion which will include both Chris and producer Ron Rudaitis, among others.

According to the website for the program:
The Film Society’s Green Screens program
addresses through film the vital environmental concerns of global
warming, the safety of our food supply, sustainable living, and more.
Each screening includes a discussion and reception with artists and
expert commentators, where we invite non-profit organizations and
others to provide materials and raise awareness of the many positive
actions we can all take.