New film – Urban Farming – Growing Cities

posted Tuesday, June 24, 2014        

This Friday night you can see “Growing Cities”, a new film about the urban farming movement in America.

Friday, June 27, The Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts cinema will host the documentary, Growing Cities. The film, which follows the urban farming movement in America and its potential to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat, has been chosen as an Official Selection of 22 esteemed Film Festivals since its release in the Fall of 2013.

In their search for answers, filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette take a road trip and meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time.

They discover that good food isn’t the only crop these urban visionaries are harvesting; they’re producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too. Growing Cities is a journey to an America that believes in a more sustainable, just, and healthy future for all.

The Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts is also host to the Food For Ascension Café, an all-organic, vegetable-forward restaurant serving fresh cuisine made from locally-sourced ingredients. As part of their “give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he’ll eat forever” philosophy, Food For Ascension hosts films, demonstrations, classes, lectures and workshops at the Sea Of Glass on locally sourced and naturally grown food and its preparation for the benefit of optimal health, disease prevention and wellness through nutritional education; sponsored by the Soulistic Medical Institute, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

Film starts at 7:00 P.M.; 90 min. Discussion to follow. Tickets are $5.00 advance / $10.00 day of show. Proceeds benefit teen young adult rehabilitation programs and Avalon Organic Gardens Internships. For those in financial need, call 520-603-9932 about Avalon Organic Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil work reciprocation program (call 1 week in advance of shows).

The Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts is located just off 4th Avenue at 330 E. 7th Street, Tucson, Arizona. For more information call (520) 398-2542 or visit

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