Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get dirty, albeit metaphorically. The Land Trust of Virginia and the Goose Creek Association are bringing locals The Biggest Little Farm, the acclaimed film that chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature.

The event will be held at the Hill School’s Sheila C. Johnson Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. 

Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest Little Farm provides viewers a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet. 

Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and their wildest imagination. The film was a runner-up at the Toronto Film Festival and is showing to worldwide acclaim. 

Viewers will also be treated to the public premier of a short documentary on the Goose Creek: its history, culture and challenges. Come learn about the Goose Creek’s importance to our watershed! 

The Land Trust of Virginia partners with private landowners who wish to voluntarily protect and preserve their working farmland or natural lands with significant scenic, historic, and ecological value for the benefit of our community using conservation easements.

The Goose Creek Association protects and preserves the natural resources, open space, historic heritage, and rural quality of life within the Goose Creek watershed.

Pre-registration to this event is encouraged. Contact Kerry Roszel by email at kerry@landtrustva.org or by phone 540-687-8441 or register online at www.landtrustva.org. ML

This article first appeared in the January 2020 issue of Middleburg Life.