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Plant This Movie

Clinton Street Theater
2522 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR 97202, United States (map)

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PLANT THIS MOVIE: Local Filmmaker, Karney Hatch, takes us on a global tour of fantastic urban farms in Havana, Shanghai, Addis Ababa, London, Lima, Calcutta, Lisbon and London- as well as hopeful and inspiring US urban farms -of course here in Portland, too :) #kboo #psxurbanfarms #eatlocal #savethebees With rapidly growing cities and a warming planet, Hatch shows how urban farming is a crucial key for urban health, food, community, habitat and even to help stop climate change. FREE SEEDS & PLANT STARTS to all attendees! Suggested donation: $7-10, with no one turned away for lack of funds! Filmmaker Q&A afterwards, with gardeners and beekeepers on hand to answer questions too. See you there! :) :) :)

From EcoWatch: Granted, there were fewer people and more open spaces then, but it's still possible to grow a lot of food in urban areas, especially with composting and enriched soil techniques. Toronto plans to supply 25 percent of its fruit and vegetable production within city limits by 2025 and a study from Michigan State University concluded Detroit could grow 70 percent of its vegetables and 40 percent of its fruit on 570 vacant lots covering 5,000 acres of city land. One patch of Detroit land where 12 vacant houses were removed to grow food has supplied almost 200,000 kilograms of produce for 2,000 local families, provided volunteer experience to 8,000 residents and brought the area new investment and increased safety.

Cities needn't be wastelands of car-choked roads and pavement. Incorporating food production into ever-expanding urban areas makes cities more livable and enhances the natural systems that keep us alive and healthy.

Investing in small-scale farmers can help lift over 1 billion people out of poverty โ€“ UN report. - an estimated 2.5 billion people who manage 500 million smallholder farm households provide over 80 per cent of the food consumed in much of the developing world. Credit: IFAD

Plant This Movie: 86 minutes.

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