Documentary & Panel Discussion
March 30th 2017 6:00-9:00pm
St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, 201 Church St, Belleville, ON K8N 1M1
Loyalist-Belleville Rotaract Club presents:
“GROWING CITIES is a feature-length documentary 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 their journey across the country as they 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.
Along the way they learn that this grassroots movement takes many forms – from those growing food in their backyards to activists seeking a meaningful alternative to the industrial food system, and more. At its core, the film asks people to re-imagine what’s possible in urban settings and consider creating GROWING CITIES of their own—places that are healthier, more sustainable, and socially just”.
Master of Ceremonies Kevin Bazkur – Master Gardener and community leader – will lead an engaging discussion following the documentary with local subject matter experts. We will discuss the importance of sustainable food systems within our local community and provide the resources for you to learn more and become involved!
Following the discussion enjoy locally sourced hors d’oeuvres and wine samples.
Christine Durant – Poverty Roundtable
Tanya Hill – Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health Marg Isbester – Deputy Mayor of Greater Napanee
David Lockett – PACT Urban Peace Program
Rebecca Lamb – Prince Edward County Community Development Ruth Ingersoll – Community Development Council of Quinte Louise Livingston – Harvest Hastings
All funds raised from the event will go towards the development of community gardens in our region. Community gardens improve access to affordable, healthy food and empowers individuals to become more self-sustaining. Access to these gardens build safe communities and social connections, and lead to opportunities for increased physical and mental health.
For more information on community gardens visit: cgnhpe.org