Growing Cities is a documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat. The film follows two friends on a road trip across the country, where they meet the people who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food—from those growing food in backyards to make ends meet; to educators with the goal of teaching children to eat better; to activists seeking a meaningful alternative to the industrial food system, and more. At its core, the film asks viewers to re-imagine what’s possible in urban settings and shows how everyone can be a producer in a society driven by consumption.
SloWednesday is the second Wednesday of each month April through October after the Schlafly Farmers Market. The cost of each film is a suggested donation of $5.00. Proceeds benefit Slow Food St. Louis’ Small Farm Micro Biodiversity Grant, which has given $55,000 to local farmers. SloWednesday is sponsored by: Schlafly Beer.