HONESDALE, PA — Transition Honesdale, a locally-based group that promotes community building and sustainable living practices, will continue its winter film series with film screenings in Honesdale and Beach Lake in March.
This month’s short films will focus on how to grow food in our own backyards and community gardens, by showing some great role models who are doing this with resounding success. Both Transition Honesdale and the Beach Lake United Methodist Church, which co-sponsor the films, have community gardens with plots available for local residents to rent.
The first short film, “Planning for a Sustainable Local Food System,” shows how producing more food locally can help to keep money in the region, support local businesses, and provide delicious fresh produce for our tables. The other mini-films acquaint us with an inspired family who turned their 1/10-acre yard in urban Los Angeles into an organic garden, which produces 6,000 pounds of healthful food each year.
The films can be viewed in Honesdale at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce meeting room on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. and in Beach Lake on Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Beach Lake United Methodist Church at the corner of Milanville Road and Rt. 652. Refreshments will be served, and both screenings are free and open to the public. A group discussion will follow each film showing.