Food System

Dan Susman: 'Urban Farming Is Our Generation’s Back to the Land Movement'

Jul 8th, 2014 | By Amy Leibrock

Today, we’re featuring a guest post from our friend Dan Susman, director and producer of Growing Cities, a documentary about America’s urban farming movement. Right now, he's raising money to help get the film featured on PBS through a Kickstarter campaign that ends tomorrow, July 9. Let's help him reach his goal!
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Eco Living

INFOGRAPHIC: Grow Where You Are

Nov 5th, 2013 | By Laura Waldman

After our recent interview with Dan Susman about Growing Cities, his new documentary about urban farming, we were inspired to translate the movie's core message—"Grow where you are!"—into a digestible guide. Whether it's planting a windowsill garden, joining a community garden or even building a backyard chicken coop, there are numerous ways to move from relying on factory farms to growing food for yourself and your community, even in a big city.
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Food System

'Growing Cities' Digs Into Urban Farming

Oct 17th, 2013 | By Laura Waldman

Recently we had the pleasure of speaking with Dan Susman, director and producer of the new documentary *Growing Cities*. The film follows Dan and his co-producer Andrew Monbouquette across the United States as they examine the growing urban farming movement. The Nebraska natives visited a total of 80 farms in vacant lots, rooftops, and backyards and interviewed the passionate people from all walks of life who tend them. Along the way, they learned a lot about community, food justice, and eating urban squirrels (spoiler: try at your own risk).
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