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‘Flint River Farm’ – An urban agriculture documentary from Flint, Michigan


See the complete film above. Co-directed and produced by Troy Hale and Geri Alumit Zeldes. Department for Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media at Michigan State University. 2012.

Land lease with option to purchase, 4000 vacant lots, 500 acres inside Flint with potential for agriculture

By Kristin Longley
mlive.com
November 21, 2012
(Must see. Mike)

Excerpt:

FLINT, MI — A Michigan State University documentary about the city of Flint’s largest urban farm premieres to an online audience today, according to an article on Great Lakes Echo.

The documentary tells the story of the Flint River Farm and its creators, Joanna Lehrman and Roxanne Adair, who are forced to navigate the bureaucracy of zoning ordinances, insurance requirements and building codes to pioneer an urban agriculture program in Flint.

“This shouldn’t even be a fight,” a voice says during the film’s opening. “This should be something that everyone should be excited about and that everyone should see the good in.”

The 24-minute documentary was co-directed by MSU journalism professors Geri Zeldes and Troy Hale.

Link here.