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Film screening: Brooklyn Farmer

March 4, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: $12 ($8, BSA Members and Friends of BSA Space)
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Film screening: Brooklyn Farmer

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. 

This screening will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, March 4, at BSA Space (290 Congress Street, Boston) and is the last film in the 2015–2016 BSA Space Film Series documenting some of the ways that architecture and design can engage communities, inspire vision, and provoke change. Complimentary refreshments and popcorn will be served. All proceeds from the series support the BSA Foundation


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.

View trailer on Vimeo

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