New Film and Site Promotes ‘ Support a Farmer’ InitiativeBellingham, WA (February 14, 2012) – The Resilience Institute, at Huxley College of the Environment, is embarking on a campaign to communicate the vital importance of rural agricultural communities in our nation’s economy. The program helps answer how farmers survive, and even thrive, in our constantly changing political, economic and physical environments.A newly launched website explains the campaign and offers a place where farmers and community members can discuss farm resilience:http://www.farmresilience.org
The website is anchored by a provocative short film underscoring what can happen if communities don’t pay attention to the future of farming. Hand Crank Films produced the film under the direction of the Resilience Institute. The short film and a series of interviews with local farmers are intended to spark conversation about farm issues and a search for hopeful solutions. The ultimate goal? To decrease farm vulnerability, increase farm resilience, and find strategies that keep farming viable for all.
View the moving film and website here:http://www.farmresilience.org For more information, contact: Gigi Berardi Huxley College of the Environment Western Washington University 516 High Street MS 9085 Bellingham WA 98225360.650.2106 Gigi.Berardi@wwu.edu