About: Hayes Valley Farm serves as a community and agricultural hub empowering San Francisco residents to connect with one another, grow their own food, and learn about sustainable ecological systems. All Farm Film Night proceeds will go toward the farm’s education and programming initiatives.
Hayes Valley Farm Film Night Next Feature:
Botany of Desire,
July 20, 2010
In collaboration with Kikim Media and KQED
Source: Hayes Valley Farm
Feature: Based on Michael Pollan’s acclaimed book, Botany of Desire, directed by Michael Schwarz, is a sensuous and eye-opening exploration into the human relationship with plants, trees and flowers, through the lens of four familiar crops: apples, potatoes, tulips and marijuana. Pollan argues that while people assume that we are domesticating plants through agricultural practices, plants might actually be controlling us through evolutionary strategies that satisfy our basic desires for sweetness, control, beauty and intoxication. “We don’t give nearly enough credit to plants,” says Pollan. “They’ve been working on us—they’ve been using us—for their own purposes.”
Opening: Live bluegrass music by the Jugtown Pirates
Date & Time: Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Gates open at 7:00 p.m. Film begins at sundown.
Location: Hayes Valley Farm, 450 Laguna Street (at Fell Street), San Francisco
Tickets: FREE! ($5 suggested donation at the door to benefit education and programming initiatives)
Other Highlights: Bake sale of homemade sweets and treats, refreshments and hot chocolate courtesy of Rainbow Grocery, and raffle prizes and gift certificates from local shops and restaurants!
Seating: Bring your own blanket. Some chairs will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.