Weavers Way GREEN CITY FEST Features New Urban Farming Film 'Growing Cities'


PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 14, 2014 — What better way to top off Earth Day than a night out with Weavers Way?

On Tuesday, April 22, the Co-op and a half dozen of our partners will host GREEN CITY FEST at Earth Bread + Brewery, 7136 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy. 

GREEN CITY FEST starts with Happy Hour at 4:30 p.m., with a cash bar and special menu items using early spring ingredients from Weavers Way Farms.

Our Mt. Airy neighbor, Big Blue Marble Bookstore, is sponsoring a reading by poet Susan Windle, whose themes are predominantly eco/nature.

Then, at 7 p.m., we’ll be hosting a free screening of a new documentary film about urban farming in America, "Growing Cities."

“Growing Cities” documents the two-month coast-to-coast road trip filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette embarked upon to examine the role of urban farming. Sadly, the pair missed Philadelphia, although they did visit New York, Detroit, New Orleans, Seattle and a score of cities in between. They show people from coast to coast who, as the film’s promo material says, “are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time.”

“Growing Cities” was released in Fall 2013 at film festivals and is being shown this spring in community screenings at events like GREEN CITY FEST. To learn more and watch the trailer, visitwww.growingcitiesmovie.com/the-film/ .

GREEN CITY FEST sponsors, along with Weavers Way, Weavers Way Community Programs and the Weavers Way Food Justice Committee, include the Earth Day Network, the Schuylkill CenterSlow Food PhiladelphiaGMO Free PAProtecting Our Waters and the Coalition Against Hunger.

About Weavers Way: About Weavers Way: Founded in 1973 as a neighborhood buying club, the Co-op now encompasses two grocery stores and three specialty shops in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill. Weavers Way is member-owned and open to everyone. We are committed to offering quality products that are local, sustainable and nutritious. For more information, visitwww.weaversway.coop.