AUGUST 10, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 -or-
CATHERINE POMIECKO - 216-635-3275
There is no more personal way to connect to the earth than
Discover the true cost of your everyday meal to
the earth with Cleveland Metroparks "Inviting the Planet to
Dinner" Series on Thursday nights, September and October, at
Rocky RiverNatureCenter in Rocky River Reservation.
Alternate between documentary film screenings exploring current
food-related issues and live chef demonstrations each week. A
discussion will follow most documentaries, which focus on topics
from land to sea. Registration is not required for the free film
screenings in the Series.
The "Eco-Kitchen Theater" programs of the Series teach
participants how to prepare earth-friendly recipes followed by a
tasting afterwards. A $5 fee and registration is required for the
"Eco-Kitchen Theater" programs.
"Inviting the Planet to Dinner" September programs
DIRT!� September 2, 7 -
8:30 p.m., Cost: Free
Discover our dependency on the ultimate natural resource - soil
- in this documentary. Learn how our relationship with this
foundation of life can alter the food chain. Get up-close and
personal with dirt!
September 9, 7 - 9 p.m., Cost: $5
Learn how to grow, prepare and share the food of
the fall season with chefs Ruth Kostadinov and Doug Zimmer from
Gatherings Kitchen in Lakewood. The chefs offer live preparations
of earth-friendly food recipes. Registration, beginning September
1, and the $5 fee can be made by calling 440-734-6660.
What's on Your Plate?�
September 16, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Cost: Free
Follow two young girls on their year-long discovery of their
place in the food chain. Learn the journey behind the food on your
plate from beginning to end in this provocative documentary.
September 23, 7 - 9 p.m., Cost: $5
Perfect grilling techniques and learn how to choose sustainable
meats in this installment of "Eco Kitchen Theater." A
chef will prepare earth-friendly recipes perfect for the next
grill-out (Chef TBA). Registration, beginning September 1, and the
$5 fee can be made by calling 440-734-6660.
End of the Line� September
30, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Cost: Free
If you enjoy seafood, this informative documentary will serve as
a wake-up call. At the current rate of consumption, by 2048 most of
the seafood enjoyed today will be gone due to over fishing.
Dive into the devastating effects on the oceans and learn which
fish to order at the next dinner outing. Preview the film at href=
"The goal of this Series is to raise
awareness of where our food comes from and then offer ways to live
consciously of that," said Wendy Weirich, Rocky
October program details and dates will be announced in the
October issue of the Park District's monthly publication,
Emerald Necklace, and online at clevelandmetroparks.com
All programs are held at Rocky
RiverNatureCenter, located at 24000 Valley Parkway in Rocky River
Reservation, north of Cedar Point Road in North Olmsted.
For more information or to make "Eco-Kitchen Theater"
reservations, call 440-734-6660.
Become conscious of the benefits of
locally-grown produce for both the earth and body and put those
ideas into practice through the "Inviting the Planet to
Dinner" Series in Cleveland Metroparks - part of
your life, naturally!