Wednesday, March 29th / 6:00 to 8:00pm in The Beet
Join us for a viewing of Sustainable, followed by insightful conversation with the Tricycle Gardens team. Sustainable delves into industrial agriculture, the rise & reign of big agribusiness, why our reliance on and engagement with farms matters (and just why sustainability is critical), and most importantly, how we can reconnect with our food supply!
A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.
The narrative of the film focuses on Marty Travis, a seventh-generation farmer in central Illinois who watched his land and community fall victim to the pressures of big agribusiness. Determined to create a proud legacy for his son, Marty transforms his profitless wasteland and pioneers the sustainable food movement in Chicago.
Sustainable travels the country seeking leadership and wisdom from some of the most forward thinking farmers like Bill Niman, Klaas Martens and John Kempf – heroes who challenge the ethical decisions behind industrial agriculture. It is a story of hope and transformation, about passion for the land and a promise that it can be restored to once again sustain us.
Tricycle Gardens’ Executive Director, Sally Schwitters, & Farm Manager Amy Wildermann. Tricycle Gardens works on a myriad of food issues aligning with that of the filmmakers, including food access, education, outreach and reclaiming and redefining agriculture within our community. They actively facilitate our community’s ability to reconnect with our farmers, making our lives & local economy healthier in the process.
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