The Home Grown Exhibit and a number of other associated programs/events took place at the end of 2010 at the Museum of Vancouver.
One thing that stood out for us about the exhibit was the marvelous balance that Brian was able to achieve between the “heavy” issues surrounding food security vs. the positive difference people are making in our community at the grass roots level.
Using text panels and photography, Brian was able to showcase several people who, knowingly or not, are making a difference in our community with their sustainable urban farming efforts. For us, the exhibit captured just how important food is in building community and that it is certainly possible to achieve meaningful improvements in sustainability by breaking the silos and working more closely together. We are the real change agents in society, each and every one of us. We’ve just got to make a small shift.
After attending Brian’s walkthrough of the Home Grown exhibit, we approached Brian with the hope of learning what his inspiration behind the exhibit was. This short documentary has taken some time to complete, but here it is, hope you enjoy it – it is 25 minutes short.
Please share this short documentary openly and remember the important contribution that you can make to help us all live more sustainably. Source local, organic food and encourage supermarkets to buy from local farmers.
What next for us?
We are busy with the next documentary in this series on Chris Thoreau, well-known urban farmer in Vancouver who operates My Urban Farm. We will follow that up with another on Barb Hinde of Glen Valley Herbs and Apothecary and Chris Bodnar of Glen Valley Organics Co-op.