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Film screening of “Growing Cities” examines the role of urban farming

10/10/14

Growing Cities
 

Edmonds Community College is showing “Growing Cities,” a film about urban farming at 12:30 p.m., Tues., Oct. 21, in the Black Box Theatre on campus — 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood.

The film screening is free and open to the public.

"Growing Cities" — a film about urban farming in America — offers inspiring stories of urban dwellers who are transforming their communities by growing healthy food and building stronger communities.

The film examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way people eat.

This event is sponsored by the college's Sustainable Agriculture Education program and the Center for Service-Learning.

The college's Sustainable Agriculture Education program — launched winter quarter 2014 — focuses on helping students learn to grow food and develop and manage urban agriculture systems and businesses for local markets and clients.

The program is part of a Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAgE) Collaborative, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. The collaborative is led by Edmonds CC in partnership with Skagit Valley College, Seattle Central College, and Washington State University.

The goal is to increase the number of sustainable urban and small-farm agriculture technicians who have the education and training to meet current and projected workforce demand in Puget Sound and beyond.

For more information about the film, visit www.growingcitiesmovie.com. For directions to campus, see www.edcc.edu/campus.

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