Monday, May 21, 2012

[SEHA] Fwd: UW College Greens film series

Greetings, Student Environmental Health Association!

Greetings, Global Environmental Brigades!

The UW College Greens invites you to attend the final showing of their spring film series! The College Greens are a student organization devoted to providing students with opportunities to engage in environmental and social justice by participating in local action,

In partnership with the UW Student Farm, we will be screening The Botany of Desire (http://www.pbs.org/thebotanyofdesire/), a PBS documentary based on the book by Michael Pollan, on Thursday May 24th@ 5:30PM in Smith 205. The film examines the reciprocal relationship between humans and specific domesticated plants (apples, tulips, cannabis and potatoes), wherein these plants are manipulated and mass-produced to satisfy humanity's desire for sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control of supposedly ideal plant products. 

Before the film, Rae Moore, Co-coordinator for UW Farm space at the Center for Urban Horticulture, will speak about how students can support the Farm's goals of expanding as a campus center for environmental education and community-oriented, sustainable urban agriculture. Help the UW Farm lead by example and inspire people to make healthier and more sustainable food choices! We hope that the event will help reconnect students to the sources of their food and ask them to ponder the implications of placing demands on our food system.

Attached is a flyer for the event. We hope to see you there!

Derek Blackstone, Coordinating Council

UW College Greens