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Films for a Future: Urban Roots

  • Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center 525 Kumquat Ct Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)

Urban Roots is a documentary that tells the story of the emergence of urban farming in the city of Detroit.

Once an industrial powerhouse, Detroit has been devastated by the collapse of the manufacturing sector and the loss of over half its population. But now, against all odds, on empty lots, in old factory yards, and between blocks of company housing, the seeds of change are taking root. 

Having found themselves living in "food deserts," without access to healthy, fresh produce, dedicated citizens are now reclaiming their power by growing food for themselves and their neighbors.

And what they are doing not only has the potential to transform Detroit. Their story also serves as a hopeful example of what a truly sustainable, post-industrial economy might look like for all of us. 

Admission: $5 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds. For more information, please email or call (941) 408-3374.