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Sustainable (April 27 @Garfield Park Conservatory)

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Garfield Park Conservatory

300 North Central Park Avenue

Chicago, IL 60624

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Matt Wechsler/2016/52 min/Food-Agriculture

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for refreshments and to learn from local Action Partners advocating on issues relevant to the film.

FILM DESCRIPTION: A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.

The narrative of the film focuses on Marty Travis, a seventh-generation farmer in central Illinois who watched his land and community fall victim to the pressures of big agribusiness. Determined to create a proud legacy for his son, Marty transforms his profitless wasteland and pioneers the sustainable food movement in Chicago.

***Filmmaker and film subject Q&A! After the film, stay for a Q&A with "Sustainable" Director Matt Wechsler, and Greg Wade, Head Baker at Chicago's Public Quality Breads. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for refreshments and opportunities to learn from Action Partners Angela Taylor of Garfield Park Community Council/Fulton Community Garden, and Mary Fran Riley of The Hatchery, Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, and Accion Chicago. Facilitator: Doug Dixon.

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