Reel and Meal is a monthly film series at the New Deal Cafe exploring vital environmental, animal rights, and social justice issues. Admission to the film is always free, sponsored by several Greenbelt community organizations. Contributions are gladly accepted to cover each month’s donation to a non-profit organization.
Reel and Meal events are in-person (limited seating) and online via Zoom. Each month registration links will be posted here. You can also reach out to Reel and Meal at
Date: Third Monday of every month Time: The free film starts at 7pm. Dinner: Greenbelt’s Co-op Grocery offers a vegan meal in support of Reel and Meal’s mission. Cost is $7.99 for participants. Phone in your pre-order to the deli at 301-474-0522 by 1:00pm on the day of the film for pick-up between 4:00pm and 7:00pm at the deli. Depending on demand, there may be dinners on a walk-in basis, if not pre-ordered. Location: Online or at the New Deal Cafe – 113 Centerway in historic Greenbelt, MD Public transportation: The cafe is accessible by Metro Buses G12, 13, 14 and 16 from the Greenbelt Metro station.
August 19, 2019
In Ground War, a filmmaker’s investigation into the death of his father takes him deep into the world of golf, chemical lobbying, and citizen activism, where he learns that the increasing use of pesticides around the world may be far more damaging than he thought. What chance do we have at creating a safer world for ourselves and our children’s future lives?
A discussion will follow the film and will be led by those who are active in the field of environmental land care policy development. Julie Taddeo, a leading architect of the Safegrow Takoma program and Luisa Robles, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Greenbelt and Staff Liaison to Green ACES will provide a better understanding of current policies in place in these communities, and they will also facilitate discussion about organic landcare (OPM) and integrated pest management (IPM) strategies.