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Growing cities
Yakini, Malik.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Elmwood Motion Picture Company, [2014]

New York, NY : First Run Features

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
From rooftop farmers to backyard beekeepers, Americans are growing food like never before. Growing Cities goes coast to coast to tell the inspiring stories of these intrepid urban farmers, activists, and everyday city-dwellers who are challenging the way this country feeds itself. From those growing in backyards to make ends meet to educators teaching kids to eat healthier, viewers find that urban farming is about much more than simply good food.
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Title from web page.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
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An eye-opening look at the trend of urban farming, and the challenges of growing crops in city limits. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-With 80 percent of the U.S. population living in cities, food security is a relevant issue. Where will we get our food? Is industrialized agricultural production the best solution? Director Dan Susman and producer Andrew Monbouquette document their cross-country trip to explore possible answers to these questions and to determine the viability of urban agriculture. Starting in their Nebraska hometown of Omaha, they travel around the country and visit beekeepers, community gardeners, activists, teachers, and school children. Many cities, such as San Francisco, have a long history of urban gardening that dates back to the world wars, when citizens planted victory gardens as part of the war effort. The filmmakers find agricultural products raised in backyards, in vacant lots, on roof tops, and in window planter boxes. Many cities are food deserts, areas where there are no local grocers for people to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. Urban gardeners supplement diets, provide jobs and income, and offer composting services for city dwellers. Inspiring stories and lessons learned convey the vital message that everyone has a part, can make a difference, and "grow where you are." This multiple award-winning film will be useful for many different classes across the curriculum and may inspire local community service projects.-Patricia Ann Owens, formerly with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Mt. Carmel, IL (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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