Thursday, February 4, 2010

Film Showing: HomeGrown: The 21st Century Family Farm

HomeGrown: The 21st Century Family Farm
Thursday, February 4, 2010
7:00 pm
Free admission
Bell Museum Auditorium, corner of University Ave. & 17th Ave. SE,

The Agri-food Reading Group at the University of Minnesota is
sponsoring a showing of the film HomeGrown: The 21st Century Family Farm.
The Dervaes family grows over 6,000 pounds of produce on one city lot in
Pasadena, California, as well as generating much of their own power. Relying
mainly on their own words, this documentary provides a portrait of how they
moved from conventional homeowners to cultivating their own urban
"homestead." See more information at

The film will be immediately followed by a panel discussion
on urban agriculture and its relation to sustainable and just urban
development. Scheduled panelists are:

* Melvin Giles - Community organizer, peace activist, and educator.

* Collie Graddick - Agricultural Consultant with the Minn. Dept. of
Agriculture. Has extensive experience working with local governments and
community groups throughout the Twin Cities on gardening and sustainability

* Metric Giles - Has two decades of involvement with community gardens,
volunteering in community schools, and working to address housing
disparities throughout the metro area.

* Art Serotoff - Longtime social justice advocate who has experience
starting community gardens and creating public health initiatives, currently
working at the Sabathani Community Center.

[where: Sustainable Food, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Twin Cities, Minnesota]

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