July 23rd 2015
6:30pm – 8.30pm
Forest Recycling Project, 2C Bakers Ave, London E17 9AW (near the Hornbeam Cafe)
“The Forgiving Earth” film screening + discussion on food-growing livelihoods
This film night will give insights into how to create a sustainable livelihood out from community food growing—keeping in mind the philosophy of ‘the problem is the solution’. We will show a short documentary, The Forgiving Earth, that highlights the challenges and successes of urban food movement in Detroit.
No place has more serious food challenges than Detroit; with lack of access to fresh food coupled with the effects of institutional racism, and crippling unemployment you would think that the D would be barren and deserted. Yet, Detroit is also an epicenter of the good food movement with hundreds of neighborhood and school gardens, farmers’ markets and farm stands, and energetic urban farmers sprouting up around the city creating community enterprise out of the city’s abandoned lots.
Darren, an OrganicLea Outreach worker and Detroit growers will highlight some tips on how to make food-growing a reality and a livelihood then we’ll open up into a Q+A session.
Jenny and Kate from Norman Loves will be cooking up delicious sweet and savoury treats using OrganicLea produce will be available to purchase, as well as beer and soft drinks. Free pop corn also available!