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Final Straw Screening to support Dharma Kitchen and Prana Pantry Center

SOLE of Buffalo is hosting a documentary viewing and fundraiser that not only raises awareness of the pitfalls of the down-spiraling food industry, it will also raise funds needed to open a pay-what-you-can restaurant (with regionally sourced foods).

Aside from the restaurant, the Dharma Kitchen and Prana Pantry Center will offer classes on cooking, canning and drying, seed saving, gardening, and nutrition. There will also be access to foods supplied by regional farms and food producers. The center will feature aquaponic ponds, hoop gardens and grow towers, along with numerous other beneficial ingredients that will serve to teach us how to live in more responsible ways. All of this is being made possible via essential buy-in from the community – a community that will eventually reap the benefits from this wholesome and transformative initiative. 


To tune people into the life lessons that go hand-in-hand with kitchen and pantry project, SOLE of Buffalo is inviting everyone to the screening of the 2016 documentary Final Straw: Food/Earth/Happiness. The viewing is also considered a fundraiser for one of the most important greening and organic food initiatives underway in Buffalo.

Join SOLE of Buffalo on Sunday, May 29, 2016, and be prepared to meet like-minded passionate people who actually care about what food they eat, where it comes from, how we can all live better, the state of the planet, and Buffalo as a sustainable city that is also a potential leader in the greening movement.

Directors of the film, Patrick Lydon and Shuee Kang, will have a special message for SOLE’s supporters before the film, so be certain to arrive early.

After the screening, attendees are welcome to eat and drink locally produced, wholesome foods and beverages.

Screening of Final Straw: Food/Earth/Happiness | Sunday May 29, 2016 | 1 to 4pm | Sewing Souls Studios | 356 South Elmwood Avenue | Buffalo, NY | Learn more about Sewing Souls Studios

Tickets are $25 through Brown Paper Tickets ($30 cash at the door). All profits from the event will be used toward the goal of opening The Dharma Kitchen and Prana Pantry Center. 

There will be door prizes – see Facebook event for details. View SOLE of Buffalo on Facebook.

SOLE of Buffalo is an exciting, young, non-profit that wants to fill a hole for the underserved in Buffalo’s vibrant food scene.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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