Fresh Fit

“We wanted to take Earth Month and use it as a vehicle to highlight the impact of supporting organic sustainability and your local farmers,” notes Amy Wright, marketing and community-relations manager at Whole Foods Tamarac. “Whole Foods has a commitment to being an educational resource and also raising awareness about food, and we have an ongoing partnership with Fresh City Life, so this was just a natural fit in terms of our commitment to providing educational resources to the community.”

That’s the momentum behind this month’s Fresh City Life film series, Food Fight: Retaking Our Plates. Every Monday at 6 p.m. at the Denver Central Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, a different food- and sustainability-centric film will screen for free, so you can start greening your plate. “Every bite has a story,” Wright says. Tonight’s is Food Fight, about American agricultural policy and how it’s developed along with food culture in the twentieth century.

Mark your calendars for a free screening of the granddaddy of all food-and-sustainability films, Food, Inc., at the Mayan Theatre, 110 Broadway, on April 22. The film shows at 7 and 9 p.m.; the evening will also include a DJ, an organic wine tasting and community partners like Slow Food Denver. For details, visit http://denverlibrary.org/fresh.
Mon., April 12, 6-8 p.m., 2010

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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