About Polyfaces: A World of Many Choices Plus Q&A with Film Makers Lisa Heenan & Darren Doherty
“As the problems of the world become more and more complex, the solutions become clear and simple.”
Polyfaces is an Australian made film that paints a portrait of Time Magazine’s “most innovative farmer in the world” and showcases the regenerative farming practices that have the power to transform the global food system for the better.
Set amidst the stunning Shenandoah Valley in northern Virginia, “Polyface Farm” uses no chemicals and feeds over 6,000 families and many restaurants and food outlets within a 3 hour “foodshed” of their farm.
The film follows the Salatin’s, a 4th generation farming family who do “everything different to everyone else” as they produce food in a way that works with nature, not against it. Using the symbiotic relationships of animals and their natural functions, they produce high quality, nutrient-dense products.
Polyfaces shows how they regenerate their landscapes, communities, local economies, customer’s health and most importantly their soils. We’ll meet various characters and follow their powerful, personal journeys as they benefit physically and emotionally from the Salatin’s way of farming. This model is being replicated, proving that we can provide quality produce without depleting our planet.
Agriculture is the most damaging industry on the planet but it doesn’t have to be and this regenerative model of food production could be just the thing that saves us!
As part of the special evening, Hayden Findlay (Ravens Creek Farm) will share his knowledge and experiences of the many regenerative techniques that helps his farm restore the land in Moriac.
We hope you can join us!
6:30 PM - Arrive
7:00 PM - Film starts
Attendees are welcome in Museum prior to film start.