Central Coast Bioneers is proud to collaborate with the SLO International Film Festival to screen the new film Food Patriots at the Palm Theater, October 16 at 7:00. Food Patriots focuses on an issue that directly touches all of us, food. The film tells personal stories that show ordinary people taking control of food and creating healthier lives, a less polluted environment, a new sense of community and new jobs. Touched by his son’s struggle with food-borne illness, filmmaker Jeff Spitz weaves his family’s humorous story into a tapestry of stories about people who are changing the way Americans eat, buy and educate the next generation about food. Joining us for Q&A and a discussion about what is happening in the local food movement are Jenna Smith, Executive Director of the Central Coast Ag Network, and Hunter Francis, Director of the Center for Sustainability in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at Cal Poly. Jenna will bring us up to date on the SLO City Farm, the first educational demonstration farm in the County. Hunter will give an overview of Center programs, including a new “SLOcavore” program he is developing in conjunction with Extended Education to provide educational opportunities to learn about exciting features of our regional food system.