Sustainability Solutions Cafe - April 30, 2015

The Tierralismo Good Earth Film Tour is coming to Dartmouth on April 30 and will include the recently released documentary, Tierralismo: Stories from a Cooperative Farm.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center

Tierralismo is an America Media Initiatives film about one of Cuba's most successful farms, the Organoponico Vivero Alamar (Alamar Organic Cooperative). Post-film discussion with Organoponico Projects Coordinator Isis Salcines, AMI director Alexandra Halkin, and urban agriculture researcher Margarita Fernandez.  The Film is about the history and practices of one of Cuba’s most successful urban farms, the Organoponico Vivero Alamar (Alamar Organic Cooperative). Tierralismo introduces viewers to everyone from agronomists and senior management to workers who plant, plow, and propagate. What began as a necessity - farming without pesticides and chemical fertilizers - has become a source of pride to coop members. The film shows how they fertilize with compost and cow manure, raise their own insects for biological pest control, and have even created a fully biodegradable alternative to the plastic bag for use with seedlings

Lowe Auditorium, 6:30pm Screening, 7:30 Q&A, reception follows

For more information on the tour, please visit

Sponsored by the Porter Fund for Sustainability.

Free and open to the public.