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Think Act Change: Urban Farming — 4/11
January 14, 2016 @ 1:39 pm EST
Dan Susman, Director, 2013
USA | 97′ (English)
Are you ready to grow something you can eat beyond the supermarket basil plant? Or curious about produce grown on rooftop spaces in New York City you can actually eat? On Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7 pm, CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) and Think Act Change NYC invite you to screen and discuss the documentary GROWING CITIES and re-imagine your urban space with guest speakers Bradley Fleming (rooftop farm manager for Brooklyn Grange) and Liz Pulver (landscape architect by day who started a line of locally made outdoor planters which was featured in Martha Stewart’s 2013 Made in America contest).
The event is $10 and tickets are available online. Seating is limited and first come, first serve.
ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY
In GROWING CITIES filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette chronicle their road trip to 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.
Join them as they discover that good food isn’t the only crop these urban visionaries are harvesting. They’re producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too.
GROWING CITIES blog
GROWING CITIES on Facebook
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Bradley Fleming is the Farm Manager at the Long Island City operations for Brooklyn Grange. Before joining the Brooklyn Grange team, he turned nine acres of Vermont soil into delicious, organic vegetables. When he’s not up on the farm staking tomatoes, he can be found listening to 99.5 FM, sipping green juice and studying up on nutrition.
Brooklyn Grange is New York City’s leading rooftop commercial urban farming business, growing over 50,000 lbs of organically-cultivated produce per year and distributing fresh local vegetables and herbs.
Liz Pulver is a landscape architect in New York City, her line of planters aims to address the unique gardening needs of urban dwellers, developing planters and products that fit their spaces and lifestyles.
Growing Cities web siteWatch trailer
April 201411 7 pm