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Planet in Focus Mixed Greens Monthly Screening Series: "Grown in Detroit"

Friday, January 29, 2018

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Category:Film
Focus:Food
Address/Map:111 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON

Overview

Back in the days when the auto industry was booming Motown was the model city, where the working class moved into the middle class. Now Detroit is a city of vacant lots and dangerous gangs; a city where finding fresh food and public transit are challenges. It's the last place you'd think of for a green revolution with teen moms at the wheel. Welcome to the Catherine Ferguson Academy where classes and childcare go hand in hand. Students learn planting, harvesting and bee-keeping on an urban farm and must figure out how they can profit from the fruits of their labour. The future is bright for these young moms - as future farmers cultivating healthy food for the residents of Detroit. With 500,000 pregnant girls in the US dropping out lets hope more of these schools sprout as well. This event will be held at The Gardiner Museum. Price: Pay-What-You-Can ($7.00 suggested)

Start Time:18:45:00

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