Film, discussion to focus on good-food revolution
“Edible City: Grow the Revolution,” a fast-paced documentary that looks at the good food movement that has begun to spread across the country and around the world, will be screened on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at The Enterprise Conference Center, 1922 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
The free showing of the 70-minute film is part of the Foodways & Roadways Documentary Film Series, which is a joint effort between the Translational Science Institute and the Wake Forest University’s Documentary Film program. Foodways & Roadways also chronicles the changing food environment in Winston-Salem the last few decades.
“Edible City” tells the stories of a diverse cast of extraordinary and sometimes eccentric people who are doing something revolutionary to transform their communities by creating healthy, sustainable local food systems. The film explores how people are digging in the dirt to create transformative work that ranges from edible education to grassroots activism to building local economies. Inspirational, down-to-earth and a bit quirky, “Edible City” captures the spirit of a movement that’s making real change and doing something truly revolutionary.
As part of the evening’s program, Dr. William Randle, dean of the North Carolina A&T State University School of Agriculture and Environmental Science, and Odile Hutchette, professor and director of A&T’s Reid Greenhouse, will describe the university’s new undergraduate Urban and Community Horticulture Program and the future Urban and Community Food Complex at the A&T Farm. Additionally, Santos Flores, the coordinator of Seeds Durham Inner-City Gardeners will share how that program empowers teens by teaching organic gardening, sound business practices, healthy food choices and food security values. The program was a 2013 winner of The Harry Chapin Self-Reliance Award which honors organizations working to transform communities through healthy food access as well as social and economic justice.
The Wake Forest School of Medicine Translational Science Institute, the S. G. Atkins Community Development Corporation and North Carolina A&T State University School of Agriculture & Environmental Science are sponsoring the film showing and discussion.