Reel and Meal at the New Deal

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: Dinners are available at the café after 4pm with several plant-based options.
Carryout: The Co-Op Supermarket Meatless Monday meals can be picked up from the “grab and go” for Zoom at-home viewing after 11am.
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.

February 20, 2012


dirt! The Movie takes you inside Earth’s most valuable and under-appreciated resource, from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation. In modern industrial pursuits our human connection to and respect for soil has been disrupted. Drought, climate change, even war are all directly related to the way we are treating dirt. When humans arrived 2 million years ago, everything changed for dirt. And from that moment on, the fate of dirt and humans has been intimately linked. The only remedy for disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting them to it again. What we’ve destroyed, we can heal. dirt! is a call to action.

Speaking for the Earth’s dirt! will be Michel Cavigelli, PhD., soil scientist and researcher of sustainable farming practices at USDA.