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Growing Cities

Runtime: 92m 53s | Release date: 2013

This film features: Joel Salatin.

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. 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.

Featuring:
Will Allen
Jennifer Blecha
Rose Hayden-Smith
Andrew Monbouquette
Joel Salatin
Dan Susman

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Luann COGHLAN | 1 year ago
Awesome movie I am putting shelving across my 8 ft kitchen window to start growing and next year outside!!!!!!
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Ivory David | FMTV | 1 year ago
Yay! Sounds promising Luann. All the best ~ Ivory :)
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Vanessa Ward | 1 year, 5 months ago
I absolutely love this film! I find it very inspiring. I found the most inspirational person in this film is Jim Montgomery, who has prosthetic hands in order to be able to do things that most of us take for granted. You will be amazed what you are capable of doing if you think outside the box :)
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 1 year, 5 months ago | Edited 1 year, 5 months ago
Hi Vanessa! Growing Cities is indeed a great fiilm as it's a world-changing documentary. Any person, no matter who they are and where they live, is able to contribute to this revolution : ) ~ Jasmin
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Anna | 1 year, 6 months ago
Absolutely inspiring.
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Margret Cifaldi | 2 years, 1 month ago
Loved this film!!! I am originally from the Bay Area, and in our backyard in Daly City, we had a garden (though the soil was sandy) and some chickens. I loved working in the garden as a child. (We also had a small patch in the front yard area which was overflowing with a leafy spinach that my sister and frequently harvested for our family.) I am planning on having a garden again, once we relocate in the near future (a year or so). Currently, I am collecting my veggie/fruit scraps for my sister's garden. This film is inspiring and I recognized some familiar faces in the food/farm/garden movement.
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Donna Brenner | 2 years, 1 month ago
We have grown food at home since I was 3. I am very thankful for this gift in my life. I will always find a way to grow food everywhere I live. My 2 year old daughter already loves gardens. She can't wait to water plants and go see if there is something new to pick and eat each day.
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Judy | 3 years ago
Awesome! I wish we had a video just like this focused solely on my hometown. That way, gardener wanna be's like me, would have a 'list' of resources in one place at their finger tips. I saw another video (?name??) that introduced the idea of perma-blitz... As a beginner, getting started is the hardest thing...start slow and grow, right?
I really the range of urban agriculture that you present here. Very inspiring!!
I love the idea of the compost cab. Another movie (?name??) showed a similar idea only using a bike instead of a car.
thank you!
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Deborah None | 3 years ago
I am 30 days from hitting the road to find a piece of land to build a community garden and Tiny Home. I have a degree in Animal Science and want to get back to what I love. Thank you for this great film, it re-inspired me to press on and get to finding that little piece of heaven on earth.
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