Join us Saturday August 18th for documentary film, farm building and real conversation!
We're getting together at Unitarian Universalist Church to watch the documentary Farmers For America and join young Missouri farmers Garrett Grider and Claire Zimmerman for a conversation about the challenges of starting and operating a farm. Garrett Grider is a featured farmer in the documentary.
At 7pm, the director of the documentary, Graham Meriwether, will introduce Farmers For America
At 8:15pm, we'll have a panel discussion with aspiring farmer Garrett Grider who stars in the film, as well as with young farmer Claire Zimmerman. The conversation will be moderated by the director of the documentary.
At the conclusion of the panel we will ask community members to pitch in- however they can- with funds or ideas- to support Garrett’s farm.
Location: All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
Address: 4501 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Cost: $10 Buy Advanced Tickets Here
Film summary: The average age of the U.S. farmer has reached 60. Half of America's farmland will change ownership in the next 15 years. Our nation faces a little-known agricultural crisis on an unprecedented scale. Against all odds, this is the story of an eclectic mix of young people- military veterans, bright-eyed idealists, and multi-generational farmers who are accepting the virtuous challenge of feeding us all.
The documentary is narrated by Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs, Returning the Favor) and stars farmers from every region of the United States including national agricultural leaders like Joel Salatin, Eliot Coleman, Blake Hurst and Lindsey Lusher-Shute.