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WOOPE - The filmmaking family team of Lisa
ty are excited to reveal the finished documen-
tary “Polyfaces” in Virginia, where the idea of
responsible agriculture was first introduced
by Thomas Jefferson and where that legacy is
carried on by the Salatin family. They spent more than
three years in the Shenandoah Valley, coming back in ev-
ery season to observe the cycles of production at Polyface
Farms. The documentary is the culmination of their work
and is screening at the Virginia Film Festival. The screen-
ing in Charlottesville on Nov. 7 will be the documentary’s
American premiere. The film chronicles the Salatin fam-
ily, third-generation farmers and owners of Polyface
What is Polyface Farms?
Polyface Farms sits on 650 acres of pristine, forested
land. The mist drifting down from the mountains seems to
embody the hush of a remote and pure landscape; the civi-
lized world disappears. Polyface means many faces and
that refers to the Salatin’ belief that we should “provide a
A SWOOPE FARM CHARTS THE WAY
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Andrew Salatin, 10, helps herd sheep back to their pen with his father, Daniel Salatin, after the animals escaped from their forest enclose at Polyface Farms in Swoope on Oct. 30.
HE A LING THE LAND AND
OU RSELVES 1 MEAL AT A TIME
See Healing, Page 2A
See a promotional trailer
for the “Polyfaces” ﬁlm.
The screening of “Polyfaces” is 4:45 p.m.
Saturday at the PVCC Dickinson Center in
Charlottesville. There will be a discussion
with filmmakers and the Salatin family
following the film. Tickets are $10 and can
be purchased in person or online at
tions that provide support and community
access to local food will host a free recep-
tion in the Dickinson Building parking lot.
Producer and co-director Lisa Hee-
nan and co-producer Darren Doherty
took time out of teaching a farm work-
shop in the South of France to answer
questions about their new documen-
tary, “Polyfaces,” premiering in the
U.S. at the Virginia Film Festival on
Nov. 7. The documentary is about Poly-
face Farms and owners of the farm and
third-generation farmers, the Salatin
All questions are answered by Hee-
nan, except question 4 which is an-
swered by Doherty.
See Polyface, Page 2A
VERONA - Local school divisions will
get a sense of the 2015-16 fiscal year bud-
get next month when the governor re-
leases his budget. It will enable them to
see what they could be facing, whether it
will be more or less money than they re-
ceived this year.
From there, local school boards will
be able to prepare a budget for the com-
ing fiscal year.
In anticipation of that information,
the Augusta County School Board ap-
proved a budget timeline at a meeting
On Nov. 30, a budget survey will be
It will give the public a chance to
weigh in on what they’d like to see added
to next year’s budget, what they would
At a school board retreat on Jan. 21,
the school board plans to develop goals
that will help it with the budget creation
process that will take place in February
The board hopes to approve those
goals at a budget public hearing on Feb.
4. This will also be a time for people to
publicly voice their opinions on the bud-
The board is planning two budget
work sessions, Feb.18 and March 3. This
is when the majority of the work will be
completed on the budget.
The board hopes to adopt a 2015-16
budget on March 17 and will present the
approved budget to the Board of Super-
visors on March 28.
Two new school board members will
be a part of the budget creation process
Jeremy Shifflett and John Ward
will take their seats on the board
on Jan. 1.
Augusta takes first step toward next school budget