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Screening of 'Deeply Rooted: John Coykendall's Journey to Save our Seeds and Stories'

  • Belmont University's Johnson Theater 1953 15th Avenue South Nashville, Tennessee 37080 (map)

Join Slow Food Middle Tennessee as we screen the PBS documentary film Deeply Rooted in conjunction with Belmont University and their Slow Food chapter. A brief panel discussion about seed saving work being done in Middle Tennessee will follow. This event is free and open to the public.

The screening will take place in the R. Milton and Denice Johnson Center on Belmont University's campus. 

PLEASE NOTE: The center's address has appeared incorrectly on various places online. The address listed above is the correct one. There is free, lighted parking for 1,000 vehicles in a parking garage located underneath the building. To enter the theater, go up the elevators to the first floor, exit left out of the elevators and find your way to the lobby where the entrance to the theater is. 

More about the film:
For more than 40 years, John Coykendall– a renowned seed saver, classically trained artist and a master gardener at Blackberry Farm resort in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee– has been preserving the seeds, traditions, oral histories and foodways of a small rural farming community in Louisiana. The documentary DEEPLY ROOTED: JOHN COYKENDALL'S JOURNEY TO SAVE OUR SEEDS AND STORIES chronicles how Coykendall has tracked down and safeguarded rare and heirloom varieties of crops historically grown in the region and safely returned them to the descendants of farmers who described them to him decades earlier.