Better Farm In The City

Published on December 8th, 2013 | by Mary Gerush

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Sustainability On Film: Growing Cities The Movie (Infographic)

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Farm In The CityLast year I contributed to a Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie about sustainability. Coming soon to a theater near you: Growing Cities — a film about urban farming in America.

Two young guys from Omaha — Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette — came up with the movie idea. From their Kickstarter page:

GROWING CITIES is a feature-length documentary that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat.  The film follows two friends on their journey across the country as they meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time.

Along the way they learn that this grassroots movement takes many forms – from those growing food in their backyards to activists seeking a meaningful alternative to the industrial food system, and more.  At its core, the film asks people to re-imagine what’s possible in urban settings and consider creating GROWING CITIES of their own— places that are healthier, more sustainable, and socially just.

The guys have been updating their followers on the movie’s production progress. It’s currently being featured in film festivals and will begin community screenings in 2014. They’ve also joined with Sustainable America to create their first infographic on urban farming. Take a look at it, followed by the film trailer.

Growing Cities: Urban Farming and Sustainability

This is such good stuff and sign of a brighter future for farms, foods, our cities, and the people that live in them. What do you think? Are you an urban farmer?

Infographic and Video Credit: www.growingcitiesmovie.com

Feature Image Credit: Farm In The City via Shutterstock



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About the Author

Hi all! I'm Mary Gerush - a recovering corporate worker bee turned good-farm-real-food advocate and writer who wants to help people understand what they're eating. I tend a tiny urban farm in Dallas, TX, and hope to scale up one day soon. Omnivore through-and-through, there's not much I love to eat more than a butter-basted grass fed steak fresh from a searing hot cast iron skillet. Follow me on , , and !



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