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Garlic, Goats, Going Rural: Three Stories of Farming Through a Jewish Lens

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Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas

2190 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON M4S 2C6

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Shoresh hits the big screen!

Join us at our film fundraiser where we will screen documentary filmmaker John Chester’s The Biggest Little Farm, an endearing film about John and Molly Chester, a young couple who leave their urban life behind to start an organic farm and live in harmony with nature. This special film was awarded the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival runner up People’s Choice Award on Documentaries and was screened as part of the Spotlight Section at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

We will also hear from featured speakers and Jewish farmers Daniel Hoffman and Debbie Nightingale about the highs and lows of farming and how Jewish traditions help to guide and ground them in their work.

The proceeds from this event will directly support our efforts to develop a 20-acre Bee Sanctuary at Bela Farm. While native pollinators are critical organisms, their populations are severely threatened by habitat loss, pesticides, and disease. Shoresh’s Bee Sanctuary offers community members a unique, relevant, and meaningful opportunity to participate in ecosystem restoration

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Doors open 7:00pm (speaker starts at 7:15pm). Snacks served in the theatre.

Speaker Bios

Daniel Hoffmann is an organic farmer and social worker who runs The Cutting Veg Organic Farm. This social enterprise, based in southern Ontario, aims to cultivate personal, social, environmental and economic health through organic agriculture. Daniel's work encourages lifestyles that are healthy for families and the planet by providing local, organic produce through farmers markets in the GTA, as well as supplying box-program providers, restaurants, and CSAs. Daniel also runs the Global Garlic project growing approximately 20 varieties of garlic including Israeli, Russian, Persian, Korean, Italian and more. Further, Daniel works in collaboration with Jane Hayes of Garden Jane to run Hoffmann Hayes, which provides healthy food programming, gardens, and community development services to Developers, nonprofits, and other institutions and organizations.

Debbie Nightingale has found the place she knows she was always meant to be - amongst goats, alpacas, chickens, horses and 5 fabulous dogs. Coming from a very urban background (growing up in Toronto), Debbie was Founding Executive Director of the Hot Docs Festival, Director of the Toronto Film Festival's Industry Centre, and President of her own tv production company, The Nightingale Company - which produced boutique television shows such as LIVING IN YOUR CAR, THE LINE, QUALITY BALLS - The David Steinberg Story and several children's show. In 2007, she and her husband bought their first farm in Campbellford, Ontario where they got their first 4 goats. They moved to an incredible 200 acre farm in 2015 near Port Hope and the farm business - Haute Goat - has been growing steadily ever since.



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