• Accokeek Foundation

Seeing Green on the Silver Screen: Free Summer Film Series

This summer, the Accokeek Foundation Center for Agricultural and Environmental Stewardship will launch a film series that spotlights seven remarkable stories of sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation.

FRESH is a film that documents the search for sustainable alternatives to industrial agriculture.

Each of these free events will be held at the Accokeek Foundation Education Center in Piscataway Park—a lush landscape through which flows the stream of environmental history. Indeed, the documentaries selected for this series explore both our present and our past, from an investigation into the New Food Revolution that is sweeping much of the nation to a look at the factors that led to the formation of the Great Plains Dust Bowl in the early twentieth century.

The stories that are told in each of these moving films have the power to change the way we think about and act in the natural world around us. There is no better place to experience these stories than the picturesque setting of the Accokeek Foundation.

Established in 1957 as a land trust to protect the view from Mount Vernon, the Accokeek Foundation stewards 200 acres of Piscataway Park. Evidence of human interaction with this land dates back thousands of years. This land now serves as an outdoor classroom where the Foundation demonstrates and educates about land conservation, historic preservation, sustainable agriculture, and environmental stewardship. It is the Foundation’s mission to preserve and protect the historical sites and relics, trees, plants, and wildlife in this area of great natural beauty along the Maryland shore of the historic Potomac River.

Each Film Series event will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month from May through October. No film will be shown in August. Light refreshments will be available, but we encourage our guests to bring a picnic dinner.