Organic farming (stock image)

One-time showing of documentary at The Neon spotlights sustainable farming

‘On the Vetter farm, their most important crop is the soil.’

The Neon will host a special documentary film “Dreaming of a Vetter World” this weekend.

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The film, which will have a one-time showing Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m., is about David Vetter, who worked at Carriage Hill Farm, and his father Donald Vetter. They became organic farming pioneers. 

According to a press release, “one day in 1953, Nebraska farmer Donald Vetter had an epiphany while spraying his cornfield. He'd wondered for a while about the wartime chemicals — now approved for agricultural use — he was spraying on his crops. Disappointed with the results, he'd also noticed these chemicals stripped the goodness from the soil and killed wildlife. And what were they doing to the food itself? He decided right then and there that he wasn't going spray anymore.” 

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David Vetter will be at this special showing to discuss sustainability, organic farming, soil science and how to jump off conventional agriculture’s pesticide treadmill. 

Tickets can be purchased online and cost $10 which includes popcorn from the Vetter Farm.

For more information: http://www.neonmovies.com/  or (937) 222-7469

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