IAN CHENEY One of two main characters in King Corn, Cheney spent more than two years living in Iowa while working on the film. He’ll answer questions after a film screening on Friday night. The Massachusetts native, along with his King Corn partner-in-crime Curt Ellis, recently finished The Greening of Southie, a documentary about a green-certified building in South Boston — and the construction workers who helped erect it.
BARBARA DAMROSCH AND ELIOT COLEMAN This organic power couple, who run the year-round Four Seasons Farm, are often called the “rock stars” of gardening and small-scale sustainable agriculture. Damrosch is a prolific writer — in addition to her weekly gardening column in The Washington Post, she is the author of several famous green-thumb tomes, including The Garden Primer (Workman Publishing, 1988). Coleman, too, is a horticulturist extraordinaire, whose books (The New Organic Grower, Four-Season Harvest) are must-reads in the organic-farming circuit.
ROGER DOIRON The Scarborough resident founded and runs Kitchen Gardeners International, a non-profit aimed at “relocalizing the food supply” — by growing at least some food in our own backyards.
CRAIG LAPINE The founder and director of Cultivating Community, a Portland-based organization that runs urban gardens in the city, and tries to get kids interested in where their food comes from.
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