Back to Earth in Our Own Neighborhoods

urbanfruitLConscientious Projector will screen Urban Fruit on Thursday, August 14, 7:00 p.m. at Armory Center for the Arts. The burgeoning urban organic farming movement in Southern California as a healthy and sustainable alternative to modern industrial agriculture and our fast food culture is the subject of filmmaker this stimulating new documentary from Roman Zenz. The film takes us from South Central Los Angeles to the far reaches of L.A. County as it explores the economic, nutritional and community-building benefits of growing food locally, and calls the viewer to a renewed connection with nature. As a sign in the movie proclaims, quoting Mahatma Gandhi, “To forget how to dig the earth and tend soil is to forget ourselves.”

Rishi Kumar and Manju Kumar, founders of the local urban farm The Growing Home, who are featured prominently in the film, will lead a panel for our community discussion. The Armory is located at 145 N. Raymond in Old Pasadena. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons.