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Scientists explain that when tomatoes are grown without the use of fertilizers and pesticides, plants are forced to respond by activating their own defense mechanisms which increases levels of all antioxidants.
Dan and Andrew traveled 12,000 miles to interview the amazing people leading the urban farming movement. Now they have over a hundred hours of footage and are trying to raise some funds to finish the documentary. There are 11 days left in the campaign and they are about $9k short of the $35,000 goal. It seems like an interesting film, and something I’d watch! Some words form them below the fold…
After growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, surrounded by large industrial farms, they resolved to seek out the people who were growing food in a smaller, more sustainable way. “Everyone is really tired of hearing about all the problems with our food system,” says Susman, age 24. ”So we figured it was time to show off the people who were doing something positive, right in their own backyards.”
He and his childhood friend, Monbouquette, also 24, visited more than eighty urban farmers—from rooftop gardeners to backyard chicken keepers to vegetable farmers – who are working to transform the way this country grows and distributes its food one vacant city lot at a time.
"Urban farming has remarkable power on so many levels" says Monbouquette, "it connects people to healthy foods, strengthens communities, creates jobs, revitalizes blighted areas; and much more. That’s why this story is so compelling."
Growing Cities is the first film to focus specifically on urban agriculture across the country. The film shows viewers the vast potential to transform our food system in the unlikeliest of places.
They also learned there’s no such thing as a typical urban farmer. "There is no single face of the urban farming movement," says Susman, "and no way to sum it up in a sentence or a headline. That’s part of the magic and why it will be so powerful to put their stories into a film."