Unraveling one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time, this film shows how a group of citizens in West Virginia take on the powerful corporation DuPont, after they discover it has knowingly been dumping a toxic chemical – now found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans – into the drinking water supply.
The Devil We Know serves as a prequel to the Gen-X water crisis happening in North Carolina due to the chemical dumping by the DuPont spin-off corporation, Chemours. After the film join in our discussion led by Kemp Burdette of Cape Fear River Watch, Emily Donovan of Clean Cape Fear, and Sonya Bennetone-Patrick of the Trouble in the Water Project. Hosted by the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network and Working Films. More info here.
5 – 6:30 pm, Circle Around the Historic Chatham County Courthouse, Downtown Pittsboro
Also Thursdays & Saturdays, starting June 1st, 7:30-10:00 am
Summer Garden Cooperative at the Eco-Institute
Do you wish you had an edible garden? Do you love to be outdoors with friends getting your hands dirty? Want to learn more about growing your own fresh vegetables? The Summer Garden Cooperative starts on June 1st! Grow Food & Friendship!
480 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, at the Chatham Marketplace lawn
Join Agriculture Extension Agent Debbie Roos for tours of the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Chatham County’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden. Tours are free and open to the public. Upcoming tours on May 18 and 23. More information and schedule here.
A joyous celebration of local foods and the people who artfully produce and prepare them, Bon Appétit magazine called it “the country’s best all-you-can-eat feast”! We’ll return to the beautiful grounds of Fearrington Village, where dozens of our area’s best chefs, farmers, artisan producers and beverage providers will create a dizzying array of delectable dishes highlighting the bounty of the season. The Picnic also features fun activities for children and live music. Ticket information.