GRO presents “The Greenhorns”

Published 8:38 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Growing Rural Opportunities (GRO), a nonprofit organization that serves farmers in Polk County, proudly presents FarmFilms: An Outdoor Movie Screening Series. For the second movie in the series, GRO will be screening “The Greenhorns: A Documentary Film by, for, and about Young Farmers in America.”

Today’s young farmers are dynamic entrepreneurs and stewards of place. They are involved in local politics, partnering with others, inventing new social institutions, working with mentors, starting their careers as apprentices, borrowing money from the bank, putting in long hours, taking risks, innovating, experimenting.

The Greenhorns shows how young farmers are working to realize their vision of a prosperous, satisfying, sustainable food system. This film will be shown on Friday, July 7 at Stearns Park in Columbus and focuses on the growing movement of young people going back to the land.

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The movie will begin at 8:30 p.m., but plan to arrive early to enjoy free light refreshments, meet local Polk farmers, and find a spot in the park. Please remember to bring a chair and/or blanket. The event will be held in the Mill Spring Ag Center Auditorium in the case of inclement weather.

The FarmFilms event series is provided free of charge thanks to a Community Matters grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.

Submitted by Amy DeCamp