Growing Cities

Sunday, October 19th, 3pm
Muenzinger Auditorium, CU-Boulder campus

Dan Susman (Director/Producer), Andrew Monbouquette (Director of Photography/Producer), and Dana Altman (Producer)
USA, 2013, English, Color, 58 minutes
Introduction by Coby Gould, executive director of The GrowHaus

Growing Cities is a documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way that we eat. The film follows two friends on their road trip across the country as they meet the people who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food—from those growing food in backyards to make ends meet, to educators with the goal of teaching kids to eat better, to activists seeking a meaningful alternative to the industrial food system, and more.

The film explores several urban farms around the US that are committed to sustainable local food and providing jobs to disadvantaged communities. By showcasing innovative ways urban dwellers are producing food, Growing Cities aims to inspire people to engage more deeply with their food system—whether that means growing tomatoes in a windowsill or getting a flock of backyard chickens.

A panel discussion that will include Coby Gould, oseph Teipel, co-founder and director of operations at Re:Vision, and Lauren Richardson, volunteer coordinator and greenhouse manager of Growing Gardens, will follow the screening. This panel will be moderated by Rusty Collins, director of the Colorado State University Denver Extension office.

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