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Growing Cities

"Growing Cities" examines the role of urban agriculture in the United States and its potential for revitalizing cities and changing the way Americans eat. Filmmakers and native Nebraskans Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette take a two-year road trip across the U.S. to meet the dedicated men and women challenging the way the country grows and distributes its food — one vacant city lot, rooftop garden and backyard chicken coop at a time.
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"Growing Cities" examines the role of urban agriculture in the United States and its potential for revitalizing cities and changing the way Americans eat. Filmmakers and native Nebraskans Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette take a two-year road trip across the U.S. to meet the dedicated men and women challenging the way the country grows and distributes its food — one vacant city lot, rooftop garden and backyard chicken coop at a time.

Airs Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

"Growing Cities" examines the role of urban agriculture in the United States and its potential for revitalizing cities and changing the way Americans eat.

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In their search for answers, filmmakers and native Nebraskans Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette take a two-year road trip across the U.S. to meet the dedicated men and women challenging the way the country grows and distributes its food — one vacant city lot, rooftop garden and backyard chicken coop at a time. The friends encounter families growing food to make ends meet, educators teaching kids to eat better, activists seeking a meaningful alternative to the industrial food system, and more. Featured cities include: New York, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Milwaukee, Detroit, New Orleans and Washington D.C.

Produced by Elmwood Motion Picture Company, LLC, and distributed by American Public Television.

"Growing Cities" is on Facebook, Tumblr, and you can follow @GrowinCities on Twitter.

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