Hello From Beneath Snowshine Inner City Skies!
While our fields in Vancouver are blanketed under snow, Fresh Roots is busy at work strengthening our foundation and preparing for new, healthy growth this upcoming 2012 growing season.
Fresh Roots has been collaborating with other neighborhood farmers in Metro Vancouver, as Metro Vancouver City Farms (MVCF). The MVCF team (led by urban farmers Julia Smith of Urban Digs Farm and Emi Do of Yummy Yards is hosting an exciting event coming up soon that we want to make sure you all have the opportunity to get yourselves tickets for!
Metro Vancouver City Farms is kicking off the growing season with a presentation of Steve Suderman’s inspiring documentary “To Make a Farm.” Come meet local urban farmers and other groups involved in the local food movement and find out what’s in store for 2012!
Starting a farm from scratch takes more than just imagination, but it’s a good place to start. Often considered a way of life from the past, today there is a movement of young people without farming backgrounds taking up this challenging profession. To Make A Farm follows the lives of five such young people through their first seasons on the land, as the joys and disappointments of bringing life from the earth become a quiet manifesto for social change. Documentary filmmaker Steve Suderman searches his own family history in farming to wonder if the mistakes of the past can be avoided this time through.
Hopefully we’ll see you all there!
The FRUF Farm Team