This week has me digging deeper into the world of public film screening, poster design and (of course) urban agriculture. Paper Tiger is screening its latest full-length film Rerooting the Motor City at a brand new community garden that opened Saturday in Brooklyn.
I checked out the space’s inaugural event (also a screening—of a documentary called My Brooklyn). Being there got me stoked to share the same wall space with Edible City, another a doc about the grassroots push to grow local produce in San Francisco. (Please don’t make fun of the poster I made.)
Documentaries! Gardens! DIY everything!
It’s worth noting the space was made possible through an incredible organization called 596 Acres. The New York Times wrote up the project earlier this year. A year of research went into revealing how much vacant city-owned land was up for the taking. Slowly neighborhoods are reclaiming these plots through interim use permits. I’ve never seen anything like it in Canadian cities, so I hope Toronto and Vancouver catch on soon.