FREE! Third Thursday Movie Night: Urban Roots


Join us for our December installment of Third Thursday Movie Night with the film Urban Roots. Thanks to David Barmon of Fiddlehead Landscapes, tonight's showing is free!

The film follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit. Urban Roots is a timely, moving and inspiring film that speaks to a nation grappling with collapsed industrial towns and the need to forge a sustainable and prosperous future.

"In many ways, the urban farmers in Detroit are like most of us in that we are all experiencing the painful transition from the industrial, centralized world to a post-industrial world in which the jobs are changing, the economy is changing, the neighborhoods are changing and it seems like we have no control over the outcome...So when everything collapses, this urban farming story of Detroit demonstrates that one good option is that people come together to solve their problems, and discover that the fiber of community is powerful." -Leile Connors, producer

Here's a trailer for the film:

http://youtu.be/wpifS2GV660

This showing will be hosted by Marisha Auerbach. And our evening's sponsor, Dave Barmon, is bringing around 300 plants to give away. How many more reasons does one need to come out and enjoy the meet-up?

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  • Vincent A.

    Good time as always.

    December 20, 2013

  • Doug O.

    Very inspiring. And for someone like myself who just moved from elsewhere and hasn't grown anything here yet, the discussion after the film was also helpful.

    December 20, 2013

  • Bryan C.

    Having grown up in SE Michigan, I recently stayed in Detroit to explore the land and meet some of these urban farmers.

    December 19, 2013

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