Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival - An Afternoon of Growing Local

by: Sara on 11/07/2016

New Society Publishers is proud to be a sponsor of the 2016 Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival in Nelson, BC. Now entering its fourth year the fest features 12 films spread out over 5 days between October 26 and November 12. The Film Fest was created by Jon Steinman, the writer and host of the Deconstructing Dinner television/web series (2013- ) and radio/podcast series (2006-2010).

The festival website states that the idea was born from the sentiment that, "Film is a powerful medium to inspire reflection and change" and "built upon the belief that when a community gathers together over many days to listen, watch, learn and contribute, that we will become stronger in our efforts to cultivate a resilient and vibrant culture of food. 

This year we are excited to be sponsoring the Growing Local Afternoon featuring the screening of The Market Gardener’s Toolkit featuring Jean-Martin Fortier, the best-selling author of The Market Gardener: A Successful Growers Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farminwhere he shares how this micro-farm manages to generate $150,000 in sales annually – without the use of a tractor or any heavy machinery. Jean-Martin will be on hand via Skype to answer questions after the film.

Also playing is Growing Local, which include three short vignettes about the challenges small farmers face.

See below for showtimes, ticket information and the film trailers.


Location719 Vernon St., Nelson, BC
VenueThe Civic Theatre
TimeSaturday, November 12, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Price$10 general / $7 18 & underAdmission is for the full afternoon
Web Site & Tickets

Growing Local (USA, 2014, 3x15min): While “buying local” is on the rise, the stories in Growing Local make clear that small farms and access to locally produced food is not a sure thing.These three poignant stories help us understand the interconnected fates of small farms, consumers and the local food movement. Link to Trailer:

The Market Gardener’s Toolkit (Canada, 2016, 79min): An educational documentary featuring Jean-Martin Fortier, small-scale


vegetable grower and author of the bestselling book The Market Gardener, A Successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming. In the film, he shares his tools and techniques for successful, profitable, human-scale vegetable growing. Discover how this micro-farm manages to generate $150,000 in sales annually – without the use of a tractor or any heavy machinery. Link to trailer:


1:00pm – Growing Local film
1:50pm – Intermission
2:00pm – The Market Gardener’s Toolkit
3:30pm – Live Skype-In Q&A w/Jean-Martin Fortier (The Market Gardener) & Discussion w/panelists, Nadine BenRabha (Kootenay Co-op) and Andrew Bennett (Kootenay Local Ag. Society)

(Stick around Nelson for the Closing Party @ The Spirit Bar)


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