Growing Cities – A film about urban farming in America

Filmmakers take a trip across country meeting city dwellers across America who are revitalizing their communities and re-imagining the food system one rooftop farm and backyard chicken at a time. From rooftop farmers to backyard beekeepers, Americans are growing food like never before. Growing Cities tells the inspiring stories of these intrepid urban farmers, innovators, and everyday city-dwellers who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food. From those growing food in backyards to make ends meet to educators teaching kids to eat healthier, viewers discover urban farmers are harvesting a whole lot more than simply good food.

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Free showing of this great documentary so people can see what is being done from coast to coast in our USA and perhaps think about replication here in Vallejo. We already have some great gardens, on Marin Street, on Mare island, on Sonoma Blvd, and more. This documentary shows some really creative ideas that go above and beyond. Snacks and drinks for sale by Hub.

Also recommended – “How A Great Teacher Cultivates Veggies (And Kids) In The Bronx” — In 17 Photos Science teacher Stephen Ritz and his students live in a food desert. His solution: Grow 100 bags of fresh fruits and vegetables a week — in the classroom.


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Date(s) - Wed, Feb 3, 2016
6:45 pm

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The Hub Community Center for the Arts
350 Georgia Street, Vallejo

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