Thursday, November 17th, 7-9 pm
Growing Food — Empowering Communities — Changing Lives
This film presents the personal stories of farmers and activists confronting the challenges of feeding their local communities sustainably grown food. The documentary interweaves experiences of Urban Tilth’s farmer-activists transforming corners of Richmond, California’s inner city food desert into vibrant community gardens; Sun Gold Farm, a small family farm in rural Oregon converting from commodity dairy to sustainably
grown produce and Stalford Seed Farms in the Willamette Valley transitioning from growing grass seed to organic grains. As the film explores these paradigm shifts, it personalizes class, gender, race and environmental justice issues by rooting them within narratives of compelling individuals. While the film is sober about the obstacles to creating change, it points the way toward hope.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and people featured in the film.
Suggested donation $5-10
The event is sponsored by KBOO-FM, AntFarm Cafe & Bakery, Friends of Family Farmers, and Regence.