Film Grow discussed by Transition Town Group

The Transition Town Group will show the film Grow for its next film and discussion night Monday evening at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre.

The Transition Town Group will show the film Grow for its next film and discussion night Monday evening at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre.

Rob Borsato of Mackin Creek Farms will be on hand to answer your market garden questions.

Everyone needs to grow food. It’s the single most powerful way to build community and personal resilience, food for the market and food for yourself.

It’s not just ‘Old MacDonald’ on the farm anymore.

All across North America there is a growing movement of educated young people who are leaving the cities to take up an agrarian lifestyle.

Armed with college degrees, some are unable to find jobs in the current economic slump.

Fed up with corporate America and its influence on a broken food system, they aim to solve some of the current system’s inequities by growing clean, fair food.

Mostly landless, they borrow, rent, or manage farmland in order to fulfill their dreams of doing something meaningful with their lives.

Grow takes a look at this new generation of sustainable farmers through the eyes, hearts and minds of 20 passionate, idealistic and fiercely independent young growers.

In the film they speak of both the joys and the challenges involved in tending the land.

Filmed on 12 farms throughout the state of Georgia during an entire growing season, Grow provides an honest and inspiring look at this next generation of farmers.

Anybody who appreciates the value of good wholesome food grown close to home or who cares about food supply and local self-sufficiency in light of future uncertainties will want to see Grow.

The film will be screened at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre (old fire hall) Monday, April 28. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the film starts at 6:30 p.m.

Come early and browse the new books and DVDs in the lending library

Share snacks and join the discussion.

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