Farming Harmoniously Topic of Next ‘Ding’ Virtual Film Series

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

The documentary “The Biggest Little Farm” chronicles the eight-year journey of one couple as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Part of the 10th annual “Ding” Darling Film Series, it will air virtually for viewers to watch before its March 2 Zoom discussion.

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

“Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) hosts the season’s free film showings, and John MacLennan sponsors The Biggest Little Farm. Pre-registration for documentary and its follow-up discussions is currently open at the DDWS website and will be required by, at latest, March 1, depending upon availability. (Registrations are limited to 200 for each film.)

Films will be available to viewers on various platforms to watch at a timeframe and link assigned via email. The discussion at 5 p.m. on March 2 allows visitors to gain more from their documentary-viewing experience by listening to other people’s points of view and analyzing what they just watched.

Watch the DDWS website for details. See the calendar of film discussions, below. Early registration is recommended.
March 2 – Biggest Little Farm
March 16 – Salmon Forest
April 6 – Last Green Thread & Chasing Ghosts
April 13 – Troubled Waters: A Turtle’s Tale

To learn about sponsorship opportunities for the film series, contact Sierra Hoisington at or 239-472-1100 ext. 233.

As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge’s mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop profits. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit the DDWS website or contact Birgie Miller at 239-472-1100 ext. 4, or

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