Jan 20, 2012

Upcoming lecture on Urban Farming

Locally Grown


Urban Farming is the topic of the timely documentary film, Urban Roots, which explores the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit, Michigan. Food grown locally in community gardens and urban farms is also starting to make a positive impact for families faced with food challenge issues in Philadelphia. We will host the Philadelphia theatrical premiere of Urban Roots on Tuesday, February 7th at 7:30 PM in the Bossone Research Center (3140 Market St.). After the screening, members of Philadelphia’s urban farming community and the film’s director, Mark MacInnis, will discuss Philadelphia urban farming and how to get involved.

Prior to Urban Roots, we’ll screen Film & Video alum Clay Hereth’s documentary short, West Philly Grown, at 6:30 PM. Clay’s film tells the story of the Mill Creek Farm, an urban farm at 49th & Brown Streets in West Philadelphia, that grows a variety of organic vegetables, herbs, and fruits in addition to providing educational programs on urban farming. Another reason to arrive early is that we’ll be providing information on Philadelphia’s urban farming movement and ways you can get involved. The event is $5 for the general public and free with a Drexel ID, for more information call 215-895-1029 or visit www.drexel.edu/westphal . Our partners in presenting this event are Drexel Green, The Office of University & Community Partnership, and the Westphal programs and departments of Film & Video, Architecture & Interiors, and Media Arts.

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