Films about Food is a monthly 4-film series which will invite the San Jose community to learn more about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, and resilient communities over a movie, popcorn and a bit of booze.
Thanks to a partnership with Transition Silicon Valley/Palo Alto and Slow Food South Bay, Veggielution Community Farm has been offered free access to four fantastic documentary films focused on sustainable food systems and urban agriculture. For each of the films, we also have guest speakers who are willing to lead a brief Q&A after the film screening.
The timing is perfect for San Jose urban farmers and gardeners to hang out with our local community to make new connections during what we hope will be a very rainy Winter!.
January: Growing Cities: http://www.growingcitiesmovie.com
February: Urban Roots: http://www.treemedia.com/#!urban-roots/c1cnz
March: Of the Sea: http://oftheseamovie.com
April: In Search of Balance: http://insearchofbalancemovie.com
We will connect with great spaces downtown who can screen the movies at their venue as an in-kind donation, such as SPUR and San Jose Stage Company. And we'll definitely reach out to Emma Prusch Park Foundation (a strong supporter of Veggielution) to borrow their popcorn machine!
These thought-provoking movies will be a way to spark community conversations about our local food system and the growing network of urban ag organizations and opportunities.
Funded by San Jose, CA (November 2015)