Friday Night at the Movies – Vegucated

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Tonight, The Girl and I will be watching Vegucated.  Amazon describes the film as:

“…a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it’s all about.”

Even though I’m not Vegan, it should be interesting.  I always like shows that cause people to step outside of their comfort zones and I’m sure my neighbor Francisco will have a discussion about it afterwards too. This should be interesting!

vegucated

Amazon Prime Members can watch Vegucated for free.

Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.  Did you love it? Hate it? Can’t wait to watch it over and over?

Looking for more movies?

Check out the full list of my Friday Night at the Movies Selections or click on over & look at all the movies on Amazon Instant Video. There are a ton of videos to choose from that will cost you absolutely nothing {nada, zilch, free-o} with Amazon Prime; like thousands of regular movies & TV shows & hundreds of documentaries {Wahoo!}. Get all the details HERE!

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

 

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Friday Night at the Movies – Today’s Modern Food: It’s Not What You Think

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Part 2 of 2

Tonight The Girl and I are going to watch a documentary I found on YouTube.com.  It looks like the whole documentary is available, so it’s a FREEBIE!  The film documents the contamination in our food supply–which could be a little scary, but knowledge is power, yada yada, so I am watching it anyway.

I have posted both parts here so you can watch it for free without having to search for it.

Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.  Did you love it? Hate it? Can’t wait to watch it over and over?

Looking for more movies?

Check out the full list of my Friday Night at the Movies Selections or click on over & look at all the movies on Amazon Instant Video. There are a ton of videos to choose from that will cost you absolutely nothing {nada, zilch, free-o} with Amazon Prime; like thousands of regular movies & TV shows & hundreds of documentaries {Wahoo!}. Get all the details HERE!

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

 

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Friday Night at the Movies – A Place at the Table

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Tonight, The Girl and I will be watching A Place at the Table.  It is by the same people who made Food, Inc. {an AWESOME film!} so I am super excited.  The film explores the connection between the availability of healthy food and income.  Basically, it shows how lower income children are not getting the nutrition they need to be successful because whole foods are just too expensive.

Right now, the film is in theaters {check your local listings}, available for rent on iTunes, or On Demand {for those of you that have satellite}, and on Amazon Instant Video.  It looks like it is $6.99 to rent on amazon, which for me is totally worth it, because for the first 100,000 tickets, downloads, or books purchased, Plum Organics will donate one essential nutrition pouch to a baby or toddler.  It’s win-win, I get to watch the movie and a little of my money goes toward something I believe in.

a place at the table

A huge thanks to Jo on Facebook for this awesome recommendation!  If you have a movie recommendation for me, let me know in the comments below.

Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.  Did you love it? Hate it? Can’t wait to watch it over and over?

Looking for more movies?

Check out the full list of my Friday Night at the Movies Selections or click on over & look at all the movies on Amazon Instant Video. There are a ton of videos to choose from that will cost you absolutely nothing {nada, zilch, free-o} with Amazon Prime; like thousands of regular movies & TV shows & hundreds of documentaries {Wahoo!}. Get all the details HERE!

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

 

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Is Having a Garden in the Front Yard Illegal?

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Ever wonder what it would be like to dig up your entire front lawn and plant an edible garden instead? Check out this video of  Josée Landry and Michel Beauchamp’s beautiful 2012 front yard kitchen garden in Drummondville, Quebec.

front yard garden{photo credit}

There was actually a big controversy over the garden and the city had planned to make all front lawn vegetable gardens illegal. You can read the whole article about illegal front yard gardens from the Huffington Post. Talk about crazy!

What do you think? Is this an eyesore or eye candy?

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – Alone in the Wilderness

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I have watched Alone in the Wilderness on PBS at least 20 times {no joke}.

It is soooo well-made, I just can’t get enough of it.  I always get a little giddy when I see it’s going to be on.  It is about a man, Dick Proenekke, who decides at age 51 to see if he can, well, live “alone in the wilderness” of Alaska. Dick films his adventures himself, and keep in mind, it is done in the 1980′s, so it is a little gritty at times, but he is smart, well-spoken, and resourceful.  Every time I watch it, a little piece of me wishes I could go off of the grid and live off the land myself.

alone in the wilderness book

If you can’t find it on your local PBS station, Alone in the Wilderness is available on Amazon in both book and video format.

Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.  Did you love it? Hate it? Can’t wait to watch it over and over?

Looking for more movies?

Check out the full list of my Friday Night at the Movies Selections or click on over & look at all the movies on Amazon Instant Video. There are a ton of videos to choose from that will cost you absolutely nothing {nada, zilch, free-o} with Amazon Prime; like thousands of regular movies & TV shows & hundreds of documentaries {Wahoo!}. Get all the details HERE!

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

 

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Friday Night at the Movies – Growing Farmers

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Growing Farmers (Complete film 2012) from Peconic Land Trust Film on Vimeo.

Tonight The Girl and I will be watching a short film called Growing Farmers.  It’s about the Peconic Land Trust, an organization founded in the 1980′s to help New England farmers, whose families have owned the land for many, many generations.

Basically, it highlights the high cost of farming with growing technology, the high cost of inheritance taxes for multi-generational farming, and the near impossibility of starting farms if you don’t already have the land.  The Peconic Land Trust tries to counter all of these obstacles by helping local farmers continue and start farming.  Go Peconic Land Trust!

The entire short film is available for FREE.  Yippee!

Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.  Did you love it? Hate it? Can’t wait to watch it over and over?

Looking for more movies?

Check out the full list of my Friday Night at the Movies Selections or click on over & look at all the movies on Amazon Instant Video. There are a ton of videos to choose from that will cost you absolutely nothing {nada, zilch, free-o} with Amazon Prime; like thousands of regular movies & TV shows & hundreds of documentaries {Wahoo!}. Get all the details HERE!

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

 

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Friday Night at the Movies – The Real Dirt on Farmer John

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Tonight The Girl and I are watching The Real Dirt on Farmer John.  It’s a PBS documentary about a man, who after years of struggle {it appears both internal and external}, is able to rally and evolve from traditional farming into a thriving Organic CSA Food Co-Op farmer {sheesh, that’s a mouthful}.  Farmer John is described as quirky and unique–hmm, I don’t know where I’ve heard that before?  Ha!

The film, although, a little bit older, got great reviews, and apparently, Farmer John has gone on to write a cookbook, The Real Dirt on Vegetables, which is also getting great reviews on Amazon.

the real dirt on farmer john

Amazon Prime Members can watch The Real Dirt on Farmer John for $2.99.

Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.  Did you love it? Hate it? Can’t wait to watch it over and over?

Looking for more movies?

Check out the full list of my Friday Night at the Movies Selections or click on over & look at all the movies on Amazon Instant Video. There are a ton of videos to choose from that will cost you absolutely nothing {nada, zilch, free-o} with Amazon Prime; like thousands of regular movies & TV shows & hundreds of documentaries {Wahoo!}. Get all the details HERE!

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

 

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Friday Night at the Movies – Hungry for Change

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I know a lot of us grew up eating whatever we wanted {or at least I did}, without a second thought. Luckily The Girl Who Thinks She’s a Bird is much more aware of what she eats than I ever was, but now matter how much you already know, appreciating  the value of good, healthy whole foods is something I think we all need to be reminded about.

So if your looking for an eye opening documentary on the subject of food Hungry For Change looks like a good one.

Plus, as an added bonus, Jamie Oliver appears in this documentary.  I remember watching his show the Naked Chef a long time ago and I LOVE what he has done for the kids’s lunch programs in the US and Britain.  And, it doesn’t hurt that he is pretty cute either.

hungry for change

How about YOU? Do you ever worry that your kids don’t have the information they need in a heat-and-eat world?

You can watch Hungry for Change with Amazon Instant Video, or view it instantly on Netflix.

Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.  Did you love it? Hate it? Can’t wait to watch it over and over?

Looking for more movies?

Check out the full list of my Friday Night at the Movies Selections or click on over & look at all the movies on Amazon Instant Video. There are a ton of videos to choose from that will cost you absolutely nothing {nada, zilch, free-o} with Amazon Prime; like thousands of regular movies & TV shows & hundreds of documentaries {Wahoo!}. Get all the details HERE!

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – Queen of the Sun

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Tonight the Girl and I are going to feed my new bee fascination with the documentary, Queen of the Sun.  The movie goes into detail about the collapsing bee colonies due to mono-culture growing practices and chemical pesticides.  It also discusses the impact on the whole ecosystem, should the bee population continue to decline.

If this doesn’t motivate me to get into the bee keeping game, I don’t know what will.  Besides, I immediately loved the man who tickles the bees with his mustache, so at the very least, I’ll get to watch more of him.

queen of the sun

So, have you seen it?  Will it change the way I look at bees?

Amazon Instant Video has Queen of the Sun available for $3.99 HERE, and Netflix has it for FREE right now.

Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.  Did you love it? Hate it? Can’t wait to watch it over and over?

Looking for more movies?

Check out the full list of my Friday Night at the Movies Selections or click on over & look at all the movies on Amazon Instant Video. There are a ton of videos to choose from that will cost you absolutely nothing {nada, zilch, free-o} with Amazon Prime; like thousands of regular movies & TV shows & hundreds of documentaries {Wahoo!}. Get all the details HERE!

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – The Garden

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Whoa, am I glad it’s Friday!  Tonight the Girl and I will be watching The Garden.  It’s a film from 2008 {how have I not heard of this before now?} that chronicles the power struggle between low-income families and land developers over a community garden in South Central Los Angeles. When I watched the preview, I was reminded a little of the Front Yard Garden post from a couple of weeks ago.  It should be an intense watch.

 

the garden movie

I’m not sure if Netflix has The Garden available {someone please let us know in the comments below} but The Garden is available on Amazon Instant Video.

Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.  Did you love it? Hate it? Can’t wait to watch it over and over?

Looking for more movies?

Check out the full list of my Friday Night at the Movies Selections or click on over & look at all the movies on Amazon Instant Video. There are a ton of videos to choose from that will cost you absolutely nothing {nada, zilch, free-o} with Amazon Prime; like thousands of regular movies & TV shows & hundreds of documentaries {Wahoo!}. Get all the details HERE!

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

 

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