A panel of local foodie experts will be part of the documentary screening of Restoring Earth at Mt Vic Flicks on Sunday, October 2.
The panel will include representatives from High Steaks Farming (Lithgow), Blackheath’s Epicurean Harvest, Lyttleton Stores (Lawson), Native Kitchen and Bar (Lawson) and Windowrie Wines (Canowindra), who will discuss issues raised in the documentary.
Event spokeswoman Annette Cam said the documentary looks at the issue of land clearing in NSW, and how many innovative farmers are working to rehabilitate their degraded farms by revegetating areas to not only improve the soil and water but increase production.
She said the film shines a light on the current conflict over the NSW government’s controversial plan to weaken environmental protection legislation through its proposed Biodiversity Conservation Bill and Local Land Services Amendment Bill.
“Similar legislation in Queensland has shown an ecologically disastrous return to broadscale land clearing and extensive loss of habitat,” she said.
The film looks at the relationship between healthy native vegetation and healthy food.
The screening, organised by The Wilderness Society, is at 7pm. Tickets are $15 at the cinema, at Lyttleton Stores in Lawson or via mountvicflicks.com.au/sessions/restoring-earth/.
There will be a light supper of fine local produce, and plenty of opportunity for discussion with fellow community members and local representatives from the environmental and agricultural sectors.