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Tune into the Live Stream of the Urban Roots panel discussion Saturday April 14th at 8:30PM (CST)!
Intermedia Arts has put together a panel discussion to take place after the film screening that will include Youth Farm and Market Project, the Department of Community Planning & Economic Development for the City of Minneapolis, and the Permaculture Research Institute. Intermedia Arts' Cook-in-Residence Mero Cocinero Karimi will be moderating the panel discussion.
The panel will look at how and why urban farming is happening in the Twin Cities.
Intermedia Arts is proud to present
The fascinating film about the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit
Directed by Mark MacInnis
Produced by Leila Conners and Mathew Schmid
Film Screenings: 3PM and 7PM, Saturday, April 14, 2012
Tickets: $6 advance, student, senior | $8 door
Urban Farming Expo: 2-7PM, Saturday, April 14, 2012 | FREE
Intermedia Arts is proud to present "Urban Roots", a documentary film that tells the story of the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit where communities are repurposing vacant land to create local and sustainable food sources. "Urban Roots" comes from Tree Media and was produced by Leila Conners (The 11th Hour) and Mathew Schmid and directed by Mark MacInnis.
The documentary showcases the rise of the human spirit as dedicated Detroiters work tirelessly to fulfill their vision of self-reliance built on a foundation of healthy, sustainably farmed food. As part of the film showing Intermedia Arts has organized an urban farming expo consisting of local organizations that advocate for urban farming, locally grown food, and food politics awareness.
Intermedia Arts has also put together a panel discussion to take place after the 7PM screening that will include representatives from Youth Farm and Market, the Department of Community Planning & Economic Development for the City of Minneapolis, and the Permaculture Research Institute.
During the event the Intermedia Arts' Cook-in-Residence Mero Cocinero Karimi will be making a special appearance, sharing "Getting Down with Our Roots Cooking Skills", and moderating the panel discussion after the 7PM showing.
URBAN FARMING EXPO | FREE! EVERYONE WELCOME
The urban farming expo of local organizations will take place between 2-7 PM in the lobby and gallery of Intermedia Arts so that film goers will have chance to get information about local urban agriculture and food politics prior to both screenings. Organizations participating include: NCAP (Neighbors Connecting for Action in Phillips), MCAD's Sustainable Design Online Program, Dream of Wild Health, Harvest Moon Backyard Farmers, Stone's Throw Urban Farm, Brotherhood Brew Coffee, Eureka Recycling, AIGA Minnesota reDesign, The Coop Co-op, Land Stewardship Project, and Mckinley Community CSA.
Pre-sold tickets are available for pick-up through will call at Intermedia Arts on each performance evening. If tickets are not claimed 15 minutes after the scheduled start time of the performance, the unclaimed tickets may be released to a waiting list.
ABOUT TREE MEDIA
Tree Media is a production company with a mission to use stories and media to help encourage an open society based on wisdom and informed, positive action. Tree Media has been working for more than 14 years on projects that examine consciousness, global transformation, conflict resolution, care & sustainability, the environment, and human development.