Urban farming emerged as a way to improve food security and safety, and offer direct access to fresh produce and meat. As the practice continues to spread throughout the US – including in Pittsburgh – some wonder how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat. On April 24th, the Penn State Center will examine this issue when they present a special screening of the independent documentary Growing Cities.
In their search for answers, filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette take a road trip and 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. They’re producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too.
Growing Cities will screen at 6:30 p.m. at the CLASS facility. Doors open at 6 p.m. A director’s Q&A and panel discussion will follow.