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Indianapolis, May 26, 2009- On Thursday, July 2, Earth House, 237 N. East St., will host Food Independence Day, a celebration of local organic agriculture and food. Oscar-nominated filmmaker (Best Documentary, 2008) Scott Kennedy Hamilton will present his award winning film, The Garden, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. The celebration will feature exhibits from local farmers, community gardeners and organizations working on food, sustainability and justice issues. There will also be live music, activities for kids and an affordable all local, organic dinner.

The Garden follows the story of a 14-acre community farm located in South Central Los Angeles, the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers created a miracle in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods. “The Garden tells the story of the country’s largest urban farm, backroom deals, land developers, green politics, money, poverty, power and racial discord, exploring the fault lines in American society,” Hamilton said.

Food Independence Day is part of a nationwide effort to get families and politicians to celebrate the July 4th weekend with local and sustainable foods. This is a great opportunity for us in Central Indiana to celebrate Independence Day and support our local small farms,” Kate Lamont, Earth House general manager said. Earth House is located inside Lockerbie Central United Methodist Church, on the corner of New York and East Streets in downtown Indianapolis. Earth House is home to an all organic and fair-trade coffee shop, art gallery, media lab, wellness studio and performing arts space. Each Thursday, Earth House hosts a movie night. Major Earth House partners include Lockerbie Central United Methodist Church, Alliance for Democracy and the Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center.

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If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Scott Kennedy Hamilton, please call Mike Oles at 317-354-3207


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