Growing Cities

Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette/2013/60 min/Food-Agriculture

FILM DESCRIPTION: Take road trip with the filmmakers 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. Urban farmers are producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too.

According to Dan Susman, Growing Cities shows, ". . . cucumbers peering through chain link fences, skyscrapers towering over compost piles, and the cacophony of subwoofers and roto-tillers on the same block. It's the power of this tension, this seeming impossibility which we use to bring viewers into a world of new possibility--where together we can create healthier, more sustainable, and livable communities."

Saturday, March 4, 12-2 p.m. [West]
Chicago Public Library, Austin Branch, 5615 W. Race, Chicago

Older children and teens welcome.