Film & Discussion Series

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The Woodstock Land Conservancy, Woodstock NY Transition,
Woodstock Jewish Congregation, and St. Gregory's Episcopal Church

 How the Life Cycle of Food
Impacts Climate Change
And What Can We Do About It
The 7th Annual Film & Discussion Series
Woodstock Jewish Congregation

Inspired by Project Drawdown, which offers 100 practical solutions to reverse global warming, this year’s program focus is on the lifecycle of food and its components which rank high in their contribution to producing greenhouse gases.  Learn what we can do about it and local efforts to address their impact.

Join Woodstock Land Conservancy, Woodstock NY Transition, Woodstock Jewish Congregation and Saint Gregory’s Episcopal Church monthly for an evening film, presentation, and discussion on four successive topics including regenerative agriculture, plant-rich diet, food waste and composting. We welcome a lively discussion about working together locally to make choices that lessen our impacts.

Presented the last Monday of the month from January through April, the Film & Discussion Series is free and open to all ages. Donations are welcome and help to support future programs.


2019 Events and Resources


Regenerative Agriculture:  Sustainable

Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it, and what must be done to sustain it for future generations. The film investigates the harmful practices of America’s food system and the community of leaders who are determined to fix them.

Numerous retail stores and restaurants in Woodstock carry products from local farms  
Woodstock Farm Festival: from late May through mid-October is held every Wednesday from 3:30 till dusk, at 6 Maple Lane, Woodstock

Kingston Farmers Market:
Winter Market 2018-19 – At the Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston
Every other Saturday, 10am to 2pm
Kingston YMCA Farm Project:
Winter Farm Stand 2019 in partnership with Hudson Valley Farm Hub
Lobby of the YMCA, 507 Broadway, Kingston
Thursdays, November 15th – January 31, 3:30 to 6:00pm

Rosendale Farmers Market:
Rosendale Recreation Center, Route 32
Second Sunday of the month, December to April, 10am to 2pm
Dutchess County Farms & Markets:

HUSDON VALLEY LISTS (farmers and other regenerative farming resources)  
Rondout Valley Growers Association: (RVGA):
Pure Catskills:
Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program:
Hudson Valley Farm Hub:

February 25th
Reversing Climate Change One Meal at a Time: Short Videos

Discover that what you eat each day can change the future. Through film and discussion with local leaders, we will explore how our shifting to more plant-rich meals can help reverse climate change.  

March 25th
Reducing Food Waste: Just Eat It

Food waste causes more greenhouse gas emissions than cars. Watch the documentary Just Eat It as it explores the cycle of food waste from farm to store to fridge.  Listen to a panel of local experts speak about how they are working to reduce food waste in our communities.

April 29th
Composting: Short Videos

Compostable organic waste sent to landfills produces methane, a greenhouse gas 24 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Enjoy short videos and discussion about composting as a climate change solution, and learn about the expansion of local composting initiatives.

Woodstock Land Conservancy is a non-profit organization committed to the protection and preservation of the open lands, forests, water resource, scenic areas, and historic sites in Woodstock and the surrounding area.

Woodstock NY Transition is a community organization that works to create a more fulfilling, inspiring, equitable, and socially connected way of life that is based on localized food, sustainable energy sources, resilient local economies, and an enlivened sense of community well-being.  

The Woodstock Jewish Congregation is dedicated to the advancement of Jewish ethics, culture, and religion. We strive to enable participants to enrich their lives through Jewish worship, celebration, practice, study, and fellowship.  We are committed to maintaining our loving character by treating all people with care and respect, and to fostering our connection with the state of Israel and Jews around the world. We draw from all streams of Jewish practice. Men and women have an equal opportunity to participate in bringing forth our goals.

St. Gregory's is a worshiping community open to all people regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, or physical ability.   In our church and parish hall, in our garden and labyrinth, we seek to cultivate and maintain a spirit of radical acceptance and hospitality.