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Plant This Movie

2021-03-20 18:00:00 2021-03-20 20:00:00 America/Chicago Plant This Movie Urbana Free Library - Zoom

Saturday, March 20
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-03-20 18:00:00 2021-03-20 20:00:00 America/Chicago Plant This Movie The Urbana Free Library and Solidarity Gardens CU present Plant This Movie- a film about urban farming, gardening, food security, and community. Urbana Free Library - Zoom

The Urbana Free Library and Solidarity Gardens CU present Plant This Movie- a film about urban farming, gardening, food security, and community.

Plant This Movie presents a comprehensive look at the evolution and growing impact of the international urban agriculture movement -- from cities across the United States to diverse countries around the world.

Featuring leading urban farming advocates, the film explores the inspiring success story of Cuba, and travels globally to communities of urban farmers in Shanghai, Calcutta, Addis Ababa, London, and Lima.

In the US, the film visits innovative projects in New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Philadelphia and Portland – including the largest rooftop garden in the world, blighted areas transformed into urban farms, student-run gardens and CSA, and other projects that show the explosion of creative local efforts.

The film begins by tracing the evolution of the household yard in America from a necessary source for food to the ubiquitous lawn, now the # 1 irrigated urban crop. After the highly productive Victory Gardens of WWII, the country moved rapidly to a more centralized food system, and people became divorced from the source of their food.

As Plant This Movie vividly illustrates, the ingredients for scaling up urban farming and reconnecting people to the food we eat are now all around us. The movement provides hope that people across the nation and the world will once again have access to healthier, locally grown food, using the land near where they live as a primary source.

 

Narrated by Darryl Hannah.

 

"Highly Recommended. Visits gardening sites across the world where urban gardeners are successful raising fish, vegetables and fruits. The information presented is valid and accurate as it portrays farming of yesteryear to now. The message is clear -- urban gardens do work to produce fresh food as they did in the past."
— Science Books and Films (AAAS)

 

Solidarity Gardens was launched in June of 2020 by Cunningham Township in collaboration with Sola Gratia Farm, Channing Murray Foundation, Urbana Park District, The Urbana Free Library and other community partners. By providing seeds, tools, knowledge, and redistribution, we intended to address current and worsening food insecurity by supporting local residents in growing food for themselves as well as our neighbors in need.

 

This event is open to all ages and will be screened via Zoom. Registration is required and limited to 100 participants.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Adult |

TAGS: | Gardening |

Urbana Free Library

Phone: 217-367-4057

Hours
Mon, Oct 03 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Oct 04 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Oct 05 9:00AM to 9:00PM
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Fri, Oct 07 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Oct 08 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Oct 09 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

Conveniently located at the corner of Race and Green in downtown Urbana.

Upcoming events

Tue, Oct 04, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Oct 04, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

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Urbana Free Library - Zoom

Wed, Oct 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

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Clark-Lindsey Village

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Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

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Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Fri, Oct 07, 10:00am - 10:45am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

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Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

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Mon, Oct 10, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Oct 10, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Oct 11, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

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Tue, Oct 11, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Oct 11, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

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Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

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Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

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Urbana Free Library - Zoom

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Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

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Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Oct 13, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Phillips Recreation Center

Sat, Oct 15, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Oct 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Oct 15, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Zoom

Mon, Oct 17, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Oct 17, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Oct 18, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Oct 18, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Oct 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

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Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

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Thu, Oct 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - Megan's Reading Room

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Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Thu, Oct 20, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Oct 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Sat, Oct 22, 8:00am - 12:00pm
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Sat, Oct 22, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Busey Mills Reading Room

Sat, Oct 22, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Oct 22, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Market Place Mall

Sat, Oct 22, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Sat, Oct 22, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Urbana Free Library - Megan's Reading Room,Zoom

Sat, Oct 22, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Zoom

Mon, Oct 24, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Oct 24, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Oct 25, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Oct 25, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Oct 26, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Oct 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Oct 27, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Fri, Oct 28, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Oct 29, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Megan's Reading Room

Sat, Oct 29, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Zoom

Sun, Oct 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Busey Mills Reading Room

Mon, Oct 31, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Oct 31, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Mon, Oct 31, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

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Tue, Nov 01, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Nov 01, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Tue, Nov 01, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Nov 02, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Wed, Nov 02, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Nov 02, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Nov 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Nov 03, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Thu, Nov 03, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Nov 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room