May 1, 2018
Two of my favorite shows are coming this week, in a barn and a packing shed.
Javier Zamora who grows the greatest strawberries is throwing a Cinco de Mayo celebration this Saturday May 5th at his JSM Organics farm in Royal Oaks between Watsonville and San Juan Bautista. Mariachi from noon – 2:30, food and strawberry picking and two screenings of Evolution of Organic at 3pm & 5pm in the packing shed. This should be a lot of fun. Hope you’ll come.
This Friday, May 4this the show in a barn at Mark Squire’s Tara Firma Farm. 6:30pm. This event is sponsored by Good Earth Natural Foods. It features music beforehand by Jerry Draper; and a panel discussion afterward with pioneer Wendy Krupnick, Mark Squire of Good Earth, Tom Mello of Amy’s, John Wick of the Marin Carbon Project and Jerry Draper of Marin Organic. Really looking forward to this event. Please join us. It’s at night in a barn, so bring a coat and/or blanket.
Organizing a Southern California campaign begins this week. Thanks to Dr. Bronner’s for sponsoring the campaign. It will be run by Corinne Bourdeau and Susan Haymer of 360 Degree Communications. Contact them at:
Let us hear from you if you live in the Southland and want to get involved, get notices or take part however. We’re coming off a good show on Earth Day for the Earth Focus Film Fest. Now we’re going to take the film wide.
Re: Buy Us A Song, our crowdfunding campaign to raise $20K for licensing five songs, we’re finally starting to build the site. Now it looks like we’ll run the campaign in June and July. Hallelujah, it’s the end. We’re putting finishing touches on credits revisions, will remaster the film next week and have it ready to distribute soon.
Thanks for all, Mark
Newsletter #22 4/05/18
Tonight is Evolution of Organic’s San Rafael show. Warren Weber of Star Route Farm, Wendy Johnson of Green Gulch Farm, and John Wick of the Marin Carbon Project will appear afterwards. 7:15 at the Rafael Smith Film Center on 4th St in downtown SR.
Ticket link: rafaelfilm.org
Tomorrow’s event at Tara Firma Farm is rained out, so we cancelled and rescheduled for Friday May 4th, at 6:30pm. All else remains the same, including the ticket link:
We are finally closing the credits next Tuesday 4/10. So one last appeal: $200 or more gets your name in the credits; $2,000 or more makes your company a sponsor. All we need at this point is a yes to get in the credits.
Welcome the film’s newest sponsors:
— Jamii & Stan Pura
— Larry Turley, Turley Wine Cellars
— Nion McEvoy, McEvoy Ranch
I’m proud to say we have a total of twenty-two sponsors. Thanks again for all that support from the organic community.
Tonight also begins my first career retrospective. Three Thursdays in April at the Rafael.
— 4/05 Evolution of Organic
— 4/12 Berkeley in the Sixties, Academy Award nominee & well-loved classic
— 4/19 A Fierce Green Fire, about the environmental movement
The website’s schedule got updated. We’ve got big shows coming:
— 4/13 Santa Cruz premiere
— 4/13 Princeton Enviro Film Fest
— 4/18 Naro Cinema, Norfolk VA
— 4/19 Sustainable Movie Series at Ambler Theater, Ambler PA
— 4/19 BendFilm at McMenamin’s Old St Francis Theater, Bend OR
— 4/21 Earth Focus Enviro Film Fest at Laemmle Monica, Santa Monica CA
In May we’ll have big shows:
— Tara Firma Farm redo 5/04
— 5/05 Cinco de Mayo celebration at Javier Zamora’s farm outside Watsonville
— San Francisco’s Roxie on Monday 5/21, presented by Rainbow Grocery
— 6/02 at Paicines Ranch in San Benito south of Hollister
— 6/12 at Cinemapolis in Ithaca NY
Here’s tax-deductible donation info for our 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor, International Documentary Association:
Electronically to webpage: http://documentary.org/film/evolution-organic
By check: Make payable to: International Documentary Association
On memo line put: #4219 Evolution of Organic
Mail to: IDA, 3470 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 980
Los Angeles, CA 90010