Library to host urban farming documentary and discussion

The Fayetteville Public Library will host a film screening of the award-winning documentary, Growing Cities, at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 18.

The screening will be followed by a community panel discussion moderated by Bryan Hembree, a local singer-songwriter who co-founded the Fayetteville Roots Festival.

The film documents a trip taken by filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette to study pockets of urban farming that are emerging in many cities across the country, including Atlanta, Detroit, Austin, Seattle and New York City. The farmers interviewed for the film explain how urban agriculture is redeveloping the ways in which urban land is used and how community-based farming helps grow neighborhoods. The filmmakers aim to show how urban farming increases neighborhood access to healthy food while also building a stronger community.

Guests are asked to bring their own lunch. Drinks will be provided.

Growing Cities event agenda for Friday, July 18

12:30 p.m. – Welcome by FPL and Feed Communities officials
12:35 p.m. – Introduction of the film
12:40-1:40 p.m. – Film screening
1:40–2:30 p.m. – Community panel discussion with members of Feed Fayetteville, Cobblestone Farm, Tri Cycle Farm, and Apple Seeds, Inc., and moderated by Bryan Hembree.