The Mill City Grows Harvest Festival
Saturday, September 29 | 3PM – 7PM
Rotary Park Garden, Back Central Lowell
(near 22 Richmond Avenue)
Workshops, Delicious Food, Family Activities & a Film Screening at 6PM!
Bring your own lawn chair or blanket for comfort!
There’s a new non-profit organization in Lowell and they’re dedicated to making healthy, garden-grown food accessible to the community. Founded by our dear friends Francey Slater and Lydia Sisson, Mill City Grows is doing a lot of growing itself, with gardener training programs, public workshops, and now, a free city event right at the community garden they built from the ground up! Come join us for a celebration of the growing season at Rotary Park Community Garden during the 2nd Annual Lowell Sustainability Week featuring kids games, workshops on how to lower your home budget while going green, visits by local food businesses, tasty homemade treats, and a grand finale film screening hosted by yours truly, the Lowell Film Collaborative. It’s our first film screening amidst a breathtaking community garden and we’re absolutely thrilled!
Spend the afternoon among the fruits, veggies, herbs, and flowers and end your visit with independent film: at 6PM, we’ll bring you some film for thought via the Media That Matters “Good Food” Film Festival Collection of Shorts. This amazing collection of 16 creative short films will get you thinking about the food you eat, the environmental impact of food production, and how to make a change for the better. Both humorous and thought-provoking, each of these shorts was produced and created by a different team of filmmakers and include stop-motion animation, live action, and hand-drawn techniques to deliver their message. We applaud the great people at the Media That Matters Film Festival, a premiere showcase for short films on some of today’s most important topics. With a local and global reach that includes online communities, Media That Matters is on a mission to engage diverse audiences and inspire them to take action.
Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your neighbors, and bring your appetites! We look forward to seeing you at Rotary Park Community Garden on September 29 and invite you to help spread the word by joining this event on Facebook!