CULTIVATION!: A Celebration of the Hudson Valley’s Diverse Foods and Farms

Free - RSVP

272 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Saturday, April 1st
5pm to 9pm

Co-presented by Sky High Farm (Pine Plains, NY) and Upstate Films (Saugerties/Rhinebeck)
Free and open to all, donations welcome at the door

Concession Bazaar: 5:00 pm
Film Screenings: 7:00 pm

An exploration of a diverse group of Mid-Hudson Valley farms featuring:
Against the Grain (dir. Angel Gates Fonseca, 17 min.) A HUDSY Original about a family of farmers from Gambia that established a rice farm (Ever-Growing Family Farm) using centuries-old, West African techniques of the Jola people in the unexpectedly fertile soils of Ulster Park, NY.
Farm to Community: The Abundance Farms Story (dir. Allison McIntyre, 13 min.)
Founded by Innocence Powell, Abundance Farm is a grassroots farming effort where Inno grows and distributes free food to BIPOC members of the Kingston community and beyond.
Rock Steady Farm (dir. Walter Hergt, 22 min.)
Rock Steady is a LGBTQIA+ owned and operated cooperative farm in Millerton, New York, rooted in social justice and sustainability.
Linke Fligl: And Though We May Not Finish This (dir. Sol Weiss/Ollie Schwartz/Margot Seigle/Chana Rusanov, 11 min.)
Linke Fligl was a late, great queer Jewish farm/cultural organizing project neighboring Rock Steady which deepened Jewish communal commitment to the land.

Stay for a post-screening conversation with some of the featured farmers, including Inno Powell (Abundance Farms), Nyasa Hoyte (Ever-Growing Family Farm), Ollie Schwartz (Linke Fligl), and a member of Rock Steady Farm.

The films will be preceded from 5-7 pm by a Concession Bazaar featuring local food vendors Mamita’s Kitchen, Samosa Shack, and Reconnect Foods, set to the sweet soundtrack of Kingston-based musician Callie Mackenzie.

Presented with support from Sara Arno, Dirty Gaia (Rhinecliff, NY) & Hudson Valley Farm Hub (West Hurley, NY). Special thanks to Radio Kingston for promoting the event and donating the screen.