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Natural Awakenings South Jersey

Free Film and Discussion: The Real Dirt on Farmer John

Jun 30, 2014 11:24AM

GMO Free NJ will present a screening of The Real Dirt on Farmer John, an award-winning documentary directed by Taggart Siegel, at Espressit Coffeeshop, in Haddon, 7 p.m., July 13. Through the extraordinary life of family farmer John Peterson, viewers explore the intimate connection between the culture of the land and that of creative human expression and how they inform and enrich each other.

Restaurateur, author and activist Alice Waters calls it, “a charming, wonderful and important movie.”

The film, originally released in 2005, inspires viewers to deepen their relationship with the source of their food and to realize how it affects the world around them. “His story offers an example not only of the spiritual value of honoring one’s provenance, but also of how sustained effort can lead to greatness,” wrote Shauna Lyon, a critic for The New Yorker.

Refreshments will be available and a friendly community discussion will follow the film.

Cost: free; donations accepted. Location: 18 Haddon Ave. To RSVP and for more information, call 856-854-1001, visit or view the trailer at

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