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Growing Cities
A film by Dan Susman

93 minutes, documentary, color, 2013
DVD packaged in a certified Green Forestry eco pack


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Synopsis

From rooftop farmers to backyard beekeepers, Americans are growing food like never before. Growing Cities goes coast to coast to tell the inspiring stories of these intrepid urban farmers, activists, and everyday city-dwellers who are challenging the way this country feeds itself. From those growing in backyards to make ends meet to educators teaching kids to eat healthier, viewers find that urban farming is about much more than simply good food.


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Reviews

"An excellent, edible adventure - a road trip to document many of the innovative urban agriculture efforts sprouting up all over the country." - Grist

"Inspiring, educational ... and definitely worth watching!" - TreeHugger.com

"Demonstrates how urban farming can be the simple, sustainable answer to many of the problems plaguing our society. You’ll immediately want to get your hands in the dirt." - EcoSalon.com

"Like so many others, I got into urban farming because I saw in it a political act to confront many social, ecological, and economic crises at once. Starting with local communities where people are - the city - we could challenge the dominant industrial food system and construct a viable alternative. GROWING CITIES does a great job of exhibiting, explaining, and extolling this promise [and] offers plenty of new ideas to chew on." - Earth Island Journal

"The most inspiring food film I've seen to date. Weaving together a series of interviews with practitioners, advocates and beneficiaries of urban food production, the film tells a relentlessly positive story of ingenuity and creativity and innovation and opportunity, celebrating the efforts of an ever-growing community of individuals who've made the simple, yet decidedly radical decision to reject convention and produce food in cities on their own terms." - Sustainable Table


Disc Features

● 4 Shorts (Ultra Fresh Goat’s Milk: The Goat Justice League, Seattle WA; Back to the Roots: Urban Mushroom Farm, Oakland CA; Squirrel for Lunch: Harrah Farms, Austin TX; Blooper Reel)


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