GREEN GATE FARMS DEBUTS AGRIHOOD WITH FREE FILM AND EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
WHAT: Green Gate Farms invites all to celebrate Earth Day at its historic farm site with a tour of the agrihood that it has helped develop since 2015. Following the tour, there will be a screening of The Ants and the Grasshopper, a climate-crisis, call-to-action documentary film directed by author and UT Austin professor Raj Patel.
Participants will learn about this historic farm site, the country’s first Tiny Home agrihood featuring a certified organic farm, and how to get involved in preserving Austin’s foodshed. Given this year’s Earth Day’s theme – Invest in our Planet– this combination of a working farm and 120 tiny homes is a prime example of how smart development can create an environment that promotes food security.
WHEN: Thursday, April 21st, 2022, 6:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m.
6:30pm Doors open, Circular Economy discussion facilitated by Farmer Morgan
7:00-8:00 p.m. Farm and Agrihood Tour by Green Gate Farms Founders
and Village Farm Gardening Club
8:00-8:30 p.m Panel discussion promoting local sustainability initiatives
8:30 p.m.- 9:45 p.m Film Screening, The Ants and the Grasshopper
WHERE: Green Gate Farms (east Austin, 8310 Canoga Ave, Austin, 78724)/Village Farm Agrihood
WHO: Open to all
HOW: Free but donations encouraged to cover cost of renting film/food ($400). Limited parking at the Big Red Barn. Please carpool, cycle, or walk.
Green Gate Farms, a certified organic vegetable and flower farm founded in 2006 in east Austin, is a leader in farm-based education and farmland preservation. In addition to helping create the country’s first Tiny Home agrihood featuring a certified organic farm, Green Gate Farms is spearheading the Save Wilbarger Bend/Bastrop Intervale to ensure local food security. See www.greengatefarms.net and www.friendsoftheland.
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