San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for a screening of Farm-City, State followed by a panel discussion about food sustainability and our local food supply:
- Dan Gillotte, Wheatsville Food Co-op General Manager
- David Barrow, Filmaker and Director of Farm-City, State
- Max Elliot, Co-founder and Exective Director of Urban Roots
What would a city look like if local farmers could feed the entire population of that city with healthy, organic, local food?
How would this new-found bounty affect the local economy, the health of its citizens and help shape the community? What would need to happen for a community to produce and distribute enough food for the entire metropolitan area?
Follow us into Austin, TX, a growing local food scene, which hopes to to build a community that will feed and educate as many people as possible. We will explore Austin through three storylines.
We invite you to follow Brent Johnson, of Johnsons Backyard Garden, the largest urban farm in Austin, as he guides us through the farm's history, future plans and his goals for food in the Austin area. His goal is not only to feed Austin, but to educate its citizens about what they eat and how that food is grown. We will explore the social, political, economic and daily problems with achieving this goal. JBG's growth over the past 6 years symbolizes the growth of Austin's food economy and community.
Also, we plan on following a local family through a 30 day adventure of sourcing and eating a local foods diet Their trials and tribulations will become an important test case for the market as a whole. A family of five will show us how to source, what are the issues and of course - how much does it cost?
Most importantly, our overarching objective is to create a film that can be used to educate people in other cities on how to do something similar with their land and communities. Food moves through cities in many ways; In Austin food distribution, food accessibility, land preservation and consumer education are driving how food moves through the community.
When & Where
Wheatsville Food Co-op
Wheatsville Food Co-op is a full service, natural foods cooperative grocery store, which has been serving the central Austin community since 1976. Wheatsville is the only retail food cooperative in Texas is open to all shoppers. Voted ‘Best Neighborhood Grocery ’ by the Austin Chronicle’s Readers Poll for seven years in a row, we have over 1800 local items in stock daily and sell an average of 80% organic produce weekly. We offer everything from pantry staples to farmer’s market favorites - from our very own artisan breads made with 100% organic flour to custom sandwiches like our cult favorite, Popcorn Tofu Po’boy!
Visit us at 3101 Guadalupe OR 4001 South Lamar, OPEN 7:30am-11pm EVERY DAY. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or connect with us directly www.wheatsville.com.