Peterborough This Week
November 22, 2014

PETERBOROUGH –  On Wednesday Nov. 26, the Peterborough Community Garden Network will be screening the film Growing Cities. Accompanying the film will be a discussion about where the community would like to see the Network grow from here.

The event is free and all are welcome when the doors open at All Saints Anglican Church on Rubidge Street at 6:30 p.m.

The Network was established four years ago. Since that time, organizers have connected with hundreds of people, built upon some of the amazing food security work in our community and as a result, we have been able to double the number of community gardeners and community gardens in the region.

They have worked on the philosophy that we are only as strong and effective as the vibrant community they work with. As Peterborough heads into another winter, it is time to take stock.

Organizers want to hear from you! What have been some of our greatest successes? What else do we need to work on?

Where to we grow from here? Join in to add your voice, watch a great movie and share some food.

Growing Cities is a documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat. The film follows two friends on their road trip across the country as they meet the people who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food.

By showcasing innovative ways urban dwellers are producing food, the film will inspire people to engage more deeply with their food system, whether that means growing tomatoes in a windowsill or getting a flock of backyard chickens. At its core, the film asks viewers to re- imagine what’s possible in urban settings and shows how everyone can be a producer in a society driven by consumption.

See for more information and the trailer.

A short trailer of a soon-to-be-released film by Brian Mitolo will be shown before the film. It showcases some of seed-saving work being done locally and specifically the work of Peterborough’s Seed Savers Network.

If you can come, RSVP so that the organizers have an idea of numbers for refreshments. or phone 705-745-3238,  ext. 204.