Fresh Grown by Anna Lloyd. An upbeat message about healthy eating. Produced in partnership with the UAB Digital Community Studies Program, Jones Valley Urban Farm, Jefferson County Childhood Obesity Taskforce, MAD Skills Entertainment, Piggly Wiggly, and Joel Brown Lyrics and Mixing.
A short documentary I made during my 1st year at NYU Graduate Film School.
Original Format: DV (Sony PD150)
A Farm Grows in Brooklyn!
A home is where you make it… well, so is a farm. Stewart Borowsky, owner and operator of Greener Pastures, is an Urban Farmer. He practices his art of urban agriculture out of a remodeled mechanic shop in Brooklyn, NY, where he grows wheatgrass, pea, and sunflower sprouts. A few miles away at Union Square’s Greenmarket he arrives daily in his makeshift school bus to serve his loyal customers. For over 14 years, Stewart has been serving up shots of wheat grass and greens keeping the eclectic people of New York healthy and energized.
“The best food, the healthiest food, is food that you need to eat shortly after it’s grown or after it’s picked or after it’s put into a bottle.”
-- Stewart Borowsky
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Students from the Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School left the classroom one week to investigate everything there is to know about food, health, and sustainability. We explored local farming at the Union Square Greenmarket, then learned professional cooking techniques at the Sylvia Center. At the end of the week, we volunteered at a community farm in East New York and at a local soup kitchen.
Eat your heart out, Brooklyn!
Menu for the Future Collaboration
Information vital to:
farm to fork enterprises
farm to school programs and participants
transforming food desserts in Philadelphia
food justice community organizers
local food movement activists
interfaith organizations and non-profits interacting with the food
insecure residents of Philadelphia