Urban Roots, a documentary film about urban farming in Detroit is set to screen at Drexel’s Bossone Center on Tuesday, February 7th. The highly acclaimed film takes an in depth look at how farming can serve as a driver for economic growth, neighborhood revitalization and hope.
It is common knowledge that Detroit, Michigan has seen better days. Once a hub for manufacturing, the city has suffered as factories closed and industry has disappeared. As in Philadelphia, urban farming has been developed as a solution to many issues including food security, community engagement, blight and environmental sustainability.
The film’s director, Mark MacInnis will participate in a panel discussion following the screening of the film along with a number of local leaders in food policy, urban farming and food access. Beginning at 6:30PM, Drexel will also screen a short student film about the Mill Creek Farm in West Philadelphia preceding Urban Roots, which will begin at 7:30PM.
The event is $5 for the general public and free with a Drexel ID, for more information call 215-895-1029 or visit Drexel’s website. Check out the film’s trailor below.
Urban Roots Film Screening
When: Tuesday, February 7th, 6:30PM
Where: Drexel’s Bossone Center, 3140 Market St
Cost: $5/general public; Free w/Drexel ID