Growing Local Conference to Open with Film Screening

By Sarah Klein

Food Matters ManitobaThe critically acclaimed film “To Make a Farm” will open the 2013 Growing Local conference on February 28 in Winnipeg.

Shown to sold-out audiences across the city, the film follows the lives of five young people who have decided to become small-scale farmers, including Manitoba’s Wes Huyghe of Little Path Farm.

“Local farmers are central to a secure food system,” said director Steve Suderman, who will be participating in a Q&A session after the screening. “I’m thrilled Growing Local is hosting the screening. The themes of the conference are timely and important — I’m glad my film can provide a hopeful, in-depth portrayal of the risks and challenges small-scale farmers face.”

Growing Local is being put on by Food Matters Manitoba and runs February 28 to March 2 at the Marlborough Hotel. The film will screen on the 28th at 7:30 p.m.

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