By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Mar 07, 2024 at 10:01 AM

“Common Ground”, an uplifting, feature-length documentary focused on regenerative agriculture will premiere in Milwaukee at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 at the Oriental Theater, 2230 N Farwell Ave.

Directed by Josh and Rebecca Tickell and narrated by Woody Harrelson, “Common Ground" presents a hopeful take on agriculture and climate change featuring pioneers of the Regenerative Movement, an approach to agriculture that relies on working with nature, rather than against it.

Throughout the film, varied perspectives and experiences contribute to the film's exploration of the interconnected issues of environmental conservation, social justice and indigenous sovereignty in the face of a rapidly changing climate.

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Following the matinee, a panel discussion hosted by Beyond Organic, will focus on the power of Regenerative Farming to balance the climate and produce nutrient-dense food, while bringing our ecosystem back to life.   

The panel will feature Dr. Emmanuuel Otu, Dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences at UW-Parkside; Paul and Marisa Maggio of Starry Nights Farm in Burlington, Wisconsin; Marcus Grignon of Indigenous Think Tank Menominee Nation; and Monte Osterman, Chair of the Racine County Land/Water Conservation.

General admission tickets for the film and discussion are available for $13 and can be purchased online

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Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.