Coastal Roots Farm offers a series of environmentally focused summer films

A five-part film and music series opens Thursday at Coastal Roots Farm, a nonprofit Jewish community farm and education center based in Encinitas.

This year’s Farm Film & Music series features documentary films, local musicians and community conversations about fair food systems, environmental justice and protecting the planet. The series is meant to educate and entertain the community on the planet.

Participants learn from farmers, activists, scientists and politicians how regenerative agriculture can “save the soil, rebuild communities, fight climate change and feed the world”.

The first film screening in the series will take place on Thursday, titled “Gather, which tells the story of Indian resilience and the rebirth of indigenous food systems. The documentary looks at Native American movements seeking to “rediscover identity and reclaim sovereignty through ancestral food.”

Doors open at 7 p.m. with live music, meet-and-greets, and a chance to talk with local community groups. The screening of the film begins at 8:30 p.m. at The Farm, 441 Saxony Road.

The range includes:

  • July 21 – “An ocean of plastic”
  • August 18 – “Unbroken Ground”
  • September 15 – “The Biggest Little Farm”
  • October 13 – “Fantastic Mushrooms”

Everyone is welcome. Bring a picnic and blankets or lawn chairs. Admission is $10.
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