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Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm – Screening
September 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The newly established Food Studies minor program at Illinois State University is hosting a sneak preview of a new
documentary that follows local farmer Henry Brockman as he grows food for the community on his sustainable farm, while grappling with the future of farming on personal, generational, and global levels.
“Surrounded by the vast corn and soybean fields of central Illinois, Henry and Hiroko Brockman have run have run an idyllic, biodiverse family farm tucked into the wooded hills of the Mackinaw River valley for over a quarter century. Although Henry is passionate about raising over 650 varieties of organic vegetables every year, he also knows his body needs a break from the physical demands of farming. And so he takes a year’s sabbatical with Hiroko in her native Japan. But the results of the sabbatical turn out to be very different from what he anticipated – with his intimate knowledge of soil, plants, and weather, Henry has to acknowledge that things can’t continue as before because climate change has arrived on his doorstep.”
Please join us for this sneak preview, and please invite people in your networks who are interested in sustainable agriculture and farming in the context of a changing climate. There will be a discussion with the film’s subject, Henry Brockman; Director/Producer Ines Sommer; and Producer Terra Brockman immediately following the screening.