November 8th, 2014, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
University of Winnipeg, Room 1L11 (Lockhart Hall), 515 Portage Avenue
Currently, the average age of farmers in North America is over 55, so it’s critical to encourage more young people to take up the plow. GROW! profiles a new crop of idealistic young farmers who have turned to the fields for a more fulfilling life, driven by a strong desire to grow and distribute food locally and in a more sustainable manner. To start farming, they often must borrow, rent or manage farmland in order to fulfill their dreams. Some begin as apprentices, working with experienced farmers to learn the basics before venturing out on their own.
GROW! takes an engaging look at this new generation of sustainable farmers through the eyes, hearts and minds of 20 passionate, idealistic and fiercely independent young growers. They speak of both the joys and the challenges involved in tending the land. They also clearly present what motivates them, and what it takes to be successful as a farmer. The film provides inspiration to all viewers to support this new crop of sustainable farmers through the food choices we make every day. Best American Documentary, Rome International Film Festival ; Best Feature, Colorado Environmental Film Festival