Join us at the garden May 2 for a free screening of “The Favored Strawberry,” a documentary film highlighting the nation’s strawberry industry. Guests should arrive at the garden at 6:00 pm to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, strawberry pie and a spritzer cocktail on the terrace. The screening will begin at 7:00 pm.
“The Favored Strawberry” was produced by the Emmy Award-winning duo of Larry Foley and Dale Carpenter, and narrated by Academy Award winner Ray McKinnon. A Q&A session with Foley will follow the screening.
The documentary tracks the four-year National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative, which was funded by the Walmart Foundation. The film includes stories from farms, large and small, where strawberries are picked by hand.
The documentary was filmed across eight states, including Arkansas. The Arkansas story features local grower David Dickey, following him through every step of the process – plowing, planting, harvest and sales at the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market.
The event is open to the public but seating is limited. Call the garden at 479-750-2620 to reserve a spot!