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Film Screening: Brooklyn Farmer
March 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm| $12
Explore the unique challenges faced by Brooklyn Grange, a group of urban farmers determined to run a commercially viable farm in New York City. The film follows the team as they set out to build the world’s largest rooftop farm within the constraints of the Big Apple.
Synopsis: The film follows head farmer Ben Flanner, CEO Gwen Schantz, communications director Anastasia Plakias, farm manager Michael Meier, and beekeeper Chase Emmons as their growing operation expands from Long Island City, Queens, to a second roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The team confronts the realities inherent in operating the world’s largest rooftop farm in one of the world’s biggest cities.