On Wednesday November 26th, the Peterborough Community Garden Network presents a screening of the film Growing Cities. Accompanying the film will be a discussion about where the community would like to see the PCGN grow from here. The event is Free. All Welcome. Refreshments provided. Doors open at 6:30pm.
The PCGN was established 4 years ago. In that time, we have connected with hundreds of people, built upon some of the amazing food security work in our community and as a result, we have been able to double the number of community gardeners and community gardens in the region! We have always worked on the philosophy that we are only as strong and effective as the vibrant community we work with. As we head into another winter, it is time to take stock. We want to hear from you! What have been some of our greatest successes? What else do we need to work on? Where to we grow from here? Join us to add your voice, watch a great movie & share some food.
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 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. By showcasing innovative ways urban dwellers are producing food, the film will 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. At its core, the film asks viewers to re- imagine what’s possible in urban settings and shows how everyone can be a producer in a society driven by consumption. See www.growingcities.com for more information and the trailer.
A short trailer of a soon to be released film by Brian Mitolo will be shown before the film, it showcases some of seed saving work being done locally, and specifically the work of our local Seed Savers Network. For more information on the film, and the PCGN www.growpeterborough.org
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