This was a perfect collaboration between TGP, Slow Food, and the makers of the documentary, as once everyone was duly inspired by the great film, we were there to immediately talk to them about how they too could get involved in their local, sustainable food system.
Many reported loving the film for one main reason: by now, most of us know how dire our current food system is, but we're often left with once again just hearing about the problems, and not knowing what action steps we can each take to change the tide. However, the people featured in the film were all showing us how they've taken unused, or underused, or poorly used properties, and turned them into vibrant urban gardens and farms, smack in the middle of "ghettos" which once were vibrant neighborhoods. Life and economic stability are thus returning to these communities, not to mention greater health as they eat the produce that they've taken pride in growing.
If you haven't seen it, it's a must see...and then call us right after when you're all psyched up and ready to get involved!!!
And thanks to our friends Kelsi Nagi and Liz Gaylor at Slow Foods for inviting us to participate with them!!!