"GROW!" documentary highlighting Georgia's local food movement to screen at Café Campesino | Arts & Culture
AMERICUS, Ga. - Café Campesino will be hosting a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary "GROW!" on April 30 at sunset. The documentary showcases the work and enthusiasm of 20 young farmers across Georgia who are energizing the local food movement.
Film-makers Owen Masterson and Christine Anthony will be on-site for screening, which will take place in Café Campesino’s newly established community garden--the first of its kind in Sumter County. Local experts on composting, beekeeping, organic gardening, chickens and heritage-breed livestock will also be in attendance to answer questions, promote discussion and share their knowledge with the general public.
Admission to the event is free. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic items, blankets and a general curiosity about community gardens, organics and Georgia’s local food movement. Garden gates open at 6:30 p.m. Mingling and information-sharing begins at 7 p.m. and an outdoor screening of “GROW!” will begin at sunset, about 8:15 p.m.
“GROW!” is a 60-minute documentary that shares the stories of young people across Georgia who have chosen the unlikely but energizing career paths of becoming small-scale farmers. These particular young farmers living in Atlanta, Blairsville, Chattahoochee Hill Country, Mansfield, Ranger, Savannah, Winterville, Pine Mountain and other locations across the state.
Released in 2011, “GROW!” has received worldwide critical acclaim including 2011 Best American Documentary at the Rome International Film Festival, 2011 Official Selection at the Savannah Film Festival, 2012 Best Feature at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, 2012 Official Selection at the Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival of New Zealand and the 2013 Earth Award of the Cinema Verde Film Festival.
Café Campesino’s newly established Community Garden is meant to be a gathering spot for gardeners of all skill-levels and backgrounds who are eager to learn more about organic farming and local food. It offers 14 raised-bed plots to individuals in Americus who either do not have access to land or sunlight to grow their own produce.
Café Campesino is located at 725 Spring Street in Americus Georgia. For more information, call 229-924-2468. Watch the trailer and learn about “GROW!” at growmovie.net
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