The Need to GROW - Free screening and discussion

Date: 
10 Mar 2020 - 6:15pm to 8:15pm

Annette Branch Public Library, 145 Annette St.

The United Nations estimates that at the rate we are depleting our farmland, we have fewer than 60 years of farmable soil left on Earth.

Can we feed the world without destroying the planet? The answer depends on what we do now! The good news is, there ARE solutions.

"In a race against the end of farmable soil three individuals fight for change in the industry of agricultural food production, calling for a revolution."

The Need To GROW  takes you inside the hearts and innovations of three very different leaders - an 8-year-old girl challenges the ethics of a beloved organization - a renegade farmer struggles to keep his land as he revolutionizes resource-efficient agriculture - and an accomplished visionary inventor faces catastrophe in the midst of developing a game-changing technology. The Need To GROW delivers an epic story of solutions and the struggles to implement them. It will make you laugh, make you cry, give you chills, and inspire you to participate in the restoration of the Earth.

Narrated and produced by Rosario Dawson, ‘The Need to GROW’ delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil - revealing not only the potential of localized food production in working with nature, but our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils, and participate in the restoration of the Earth."

View the trailer and learn more here. Find out about radical initiatives for carbon capture, food and energy production, and well-being.

Green 13 is pleased to host this free screening with David Burman of DRAWDOWN Toronto. Green 13 gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship of the Annette Branch Library for this important screening.