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Outdoor Movie Night- The Biggest Little Farm

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SATURDAY AT 6 PM

Free Buffalo Meadows Park – Lenexa
Premier Integrative Health, Five Mile Farms, Compost Collective, After the Harvest and Brookside Farmer’s Market are collaborating for an awesome outdoor cinema experience!
Join us at Buffalo Meadows Park on October 2nd for an outdoor screening of The Biggest Little Farm. You must register under “Find Tickets” on this page to attend this FREE event!
This heartwarming documentary follows a young couple as they embark on a great adventure to live out their dreams by cultivating a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles. The Biggest Little Farm is a beautiful story the whole family will love!
ABOUT THE FILM:
The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester, as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature.
Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chester’s unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination.
Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.
We can’t wait to share John and Molly’s incredible story with you! Before the film, you will have the opportunity to connect with local farmers and organizations specializing in community building, food security, and environmental restoration.
EVENT DETAILS:
– This is a FREE outdoor event that is open to all ages.
– Event Location: Buffalo Meadows Park in Lenexa, KS. Look for the 16 ft inflatable projector screen- you can’t miss it!!
– Doors open at 6:00 PM. We will lead a short discussion on local regenerative agriculture prior to the screening. Movie start time: 7:00 PM.
– This event is BYOP- Bring Your Own Picnic!
– Compost Collective KC will provide on-site composting buckets to transform your food scraps into nutrient-dense compost that will help grow nutritious food for you and your community.
– Please refrain from bringing alcoholic beverages, as they are prohibited on public property per Lenexa City Code and Policy.
– Blankets, lawn chairs, pouch couches and hammocks are all encouraged.
Premier Integrative Health, Five Mile Farms, Compost Collective, After the Harvest and Brookside Farmer’s Market are all awesome organizations in KC that are extremely passionate about reducing food waste, supporting their community, protecting the environment, and finding new solutions for old problems… or rather, old solutions for new problems. Learn more about each of these organizations below!
Our goal is to help Kansas Citians connect with local regenerative agriculture farms. These farmers are on a mission to provide high-quality produce and animal products, preserve our native prairies and replenish the soil of our planet.
– Premier Integrative Health –
Premier Integrative Health is a unique medical practice that uses Integrative and Functional medicine to get to the root cause of our patient’s concerns. We focus on the prevention and reversal of disease as opposed to managing symptoms. Our team of doctors, health coaches and dietitians address all aspects of health including nutrition, movement and emotional wellbeing. We create a partnership with our patients to help them achieve their health goals and live the best life they can.
– Five Mile Farms –
Five Mile Farms is a local farm in La Cygne, KS that practices regenerative agriculture. Regenerative Agriculture not only produces extremely high-quality meats but is also the prescription to replenish our soil and save our planet. Their farming practices work with the carbon cycles of nature to rebuild the ecosystems that ultimately support their family and broader communities. Five Mile Farms is driven to rebuild the health of Kansas soil and leave it in better shape for future generations.
– Compost Collective KC –
This awesome organization is composed of a small group of caring citizens who want to make composting easy for you and keep food out of landfills. They’ve created a curbside compost pick-up service in the KC area to help reduce food waste & replenish the soils of our community. They are in partnership with Missouri Organic and local farms; after picking up food scraps from your home, they deliver it to these local farms where it is transformed into nutrient-dense compost that will be used to grow MORE nutritious food… and the cycle begins again!
– After The Harvest –
This incredible organization works to reduce waste by rescuing produce (tossed because of minor imperfections) and distributing it to those who need it most. This way it ends up on hungry families’ tables, instead of in a landfill or rotting in the field. Thanks to thousands of volunteers, growers and financial donors, After the Harvest, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, brings apples, berries, squash, tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, potatoes, peaches and many other kinds of healthy fruits and vegetables, completely free of charge, to agencies feeding our hungry neighbors in the KC community.
– Brookside Farmers’ Market –
The Brookside Farmers’ Market isn’t just any farmers’ market, it is a community. The market serves as a bridge between Kansas Citians and their local food source. All of BFM’s vendors are the actual farmers and makers. You will find no middle man at this market! Those who grow, raise or make every product are the ones who sell it to you directly. All products found at this market are sourced within 100 miles of Kansas City. Most importantly, the Brookside Farmers’ Market vendors are committed to practices that steward our dirt, water, and natural resources. Brookside Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday morning at HJ’s Youth and Community Center from 8:00 am- 1:00 pm.
Q: What is Regenerative Agriculture?
A: Regenerative Agriculture describes farming and grazing practices that, among other benefits, reverse climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter and restoring degraded soil biodiversity –- resulting in a delicious and ultra nutritious protein source!
Q: Why should I choose to support local farms that practice regenerative agriculture?
A: Not only do modern industrial farming practices limit the nutritional value of our food, but they also diminish the microbial diversity, available nutrients, and the quantity of the soil itself. However, there is hope!
A number of farming practices that sustain our bodies, the earth, and other creatures that inhabit it are being studied and undertaken all over the world. Regenerative Agriculture can regenerate the health of the soil and the foods that grow within and upon it. Holistic land management practices leverage the natural power of the sun, plants, microorganisms, and large herbivores to create a sustainable, resilient cycle that is good for the planet and the human population.
Opting for locally raised & produced food ensures that it stays packed with its intended and initial nutrients (and flavor!). Buying local helps strengthen communities because when you buy directly from the farmer, you are building a relationship while also supporting local farmers who provide for you as much as they provide for their own families.

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Date:
October 2
Time:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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