Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves - Tonight at Les Zygomates

LIttle Island Oysters  


From the pristine waters of Little Island in the Bagaduce River of Maine and the Scarborough River also in Maine, come two fine oysters you'll be invited to sample tonight.


Les Zygomates is hosting our Oyster Century Club© event which will feature a screening of Shellshocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves - this 40 minute award-winning documentary covers the history of oysters rise and fall and the restoration work being done today.

We're also honored to have two local experts joining us to talk about the science of biomimicry and how it's being used to restore oyster beds and coastal areas. Our second guest will share what local Boston area oyster recovery projects are underway.


Powerful film, great guests, terrific oysters.


Please join us!



Shellshocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves

Shellshocked Screening, Tweetup & Tasting

Monday, Sept 16 from 6:00p to 8:00p - Les Zygomates, Boston, MA

Love oysters? Of course you do!


Come see the award-winning documentary:

Shellshocked - Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves

Oyster tasting to follow film.

From oysters' glory days through a sad decline, to restoration projects; learn what's happening today, and right here in Boston.

  • Dr. Anamarija Frankic - Associate Director of the School for the Environment at UMass, Boston, Dir. of the Green Harbors Project - Professor Frankic is also an adjunct professor at the Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography in Croatia and has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to establish a biomimicry course and the LivingLabs program in Croatia.
  • Andrew Jay of the Massachusetts Oyster Projectrestoring oysters to the Commonwealth’s estuaries. Mass Oyster has four primary activities- oyster shell recycling, education, direct oyster restoration, supporting other restoration programs.

Warm thanks to Les Zygomates and Nonesuch Oysters for joining the Oyster Century Club© in hosting this special event.

$20, Seats are limited - Register now.

Please arrive any time after 5:30; Screening begins promptly at 6.


Women Who Nourish Us on Fresh Blog


Fresh - the Movie and the Blog

This terrific film is full of both scary insights and uplifting messages. If you have a chance to see it in your local theater, do so. It's "a new film about what we're eating" and it's worth seeing if you've been thinking about what you're eating. Who isn't these days?

In advance of the Boston screening at the Brattle Theater, I attended the event at Suffolk University where I had the opportunity to meet an extraordinary young farmer, Orren Fox - Happy Chickens Lay Healthy Eggs. We also got to see a documentary about the young urban farmers behind "Planting for Peace" a documentary I wrote about for Good Eater Collaborative. (see the link on the sidebar)

The screenshot above is the site, you can click on it to go right to the Fresh Blog. I was surprised to be asked by Jamie Yuenger, the marketing whiz behind the Fresh machine, to contribute to the "Women Who Nourish Us" series on the blog. Some of the other women writing guest posts in the series include: Temra Costa, Vandana Shiva, Diane Fleet and Pat Tanumihardja. I hope you'll enjoy my post and drop a comment there. Spend a little time on the site, you can see a couple of clips, read some inspiring posts and find out where the film is showing next.