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March 17: Issaquah Launches Movie Nights Focused on Sustainability, Screening “Good Food”

The City of Issaquah‰Ûªs Resource Conservation Office (RCO) is hosting the first in its series of free movie nights March 17.

RCO‰Ûªs first movie showing will feature ‰ÛÏGood Food,‰Û which is directed by Seattle filmmakers Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young.

First shown to packed audiences at the recent Seattle International Film Festival, “Good Food” introduces viewers to the local farmers, ranchers, distributors and restaurants who are building a sustainable food system in the Pacific Northwest.

‰ÛÏBy purchasing food from nearby farmers and resources, people are supporting their local economy ‰ÛÒ and at the same time reducing the demand for food that travels thousands of miles to get here,‰Û said Ava Frisinger, the City of Issaquah‰Ûªs mayor. ‰ÛÏWe hope RCO‰Ûªs first movie night will start some great discussion on what‰Ûªs happening here locally, both in the Pacific Northwest and specifically in Issaquah.‰Û

After the film, a panel discussion will be held with local food experts Dave Sao from the Issaquah Farmers Market, Trudy Bialic from PCC Natural Markets (who is also in the film) and Laura Niemi, Garden Programs Manager for Seattle Tilth. Snacks will also be provided by PCC Natural Markets. Spend St. Patrick‰Ûªs Day learning how to incorporate more ‰ÛÏgreen‰Û choices into your diet!

Event details:

6:30 ‰ÛÒ 8:30 p.m. March 17
King County Library Service Center
960 Newport Way NW
(This is not the downtown library!)
For more information, go to www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/rco or call the RCO at 425-837-3400.

Published on March 17, 2009

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