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April 12 FFE Eco-Film: “A Lot in Common”

A Lot in Common, an Eco-film on community gardening by bullfrog films®

Please join the Franciscan Sisters on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7pm via Zoom for the Franciscans For Earth Eco-Series film, A Lot in Common. This documentary from Bullfrog Films®, demonstrates how community gardens grow community, as well as food, flowers and consciousness.

According to the website, A Lot In Common, produced by Rick Bacigalupi, introduces viewers “to neighbors Grandpa Roosevelt and his grandson, Joan the single mom, Ruthe the psychic, and Amy the metal sculptor. They all have “A Lot in Common” when together they turn a vacant lot in Berkeley, CA into a blooming community garden full of lush native California vegetation, eco-friendly technology demonstrations, and outdoor artwork by local artists. They clash over political ideals, runaway pets and public art, yet in the end, they grow a community of neighbors. Interviews with urban planning visionary Jane Jacobs, PBS reporter/author Ray Suarez, environmentalist Paul Hawken, and Urban Habitat co-founder Carl Anthony, lend context and background to the discussion of the Commons. Landscape architect/psychologist Karl Linn who envisioned and orchestrated the creation of the gardens, provides on-going commentary.”

This Zoom screening and the discussion that follows, is presented courtesy of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help as part of their ongoing ministry to Care for Creation. It will be provided for free, and all are welcome. Scroll down to begin the registration process today. Upon registration, you will receive an email response that contains a Zoom link. Please save and flag/star this email so you can find that link to log in on the evening of April 12th at 6:45 pm (the presentation begins at 7, but we ask everyone to log in at 6:45 in case there are difficulties). We will attempt to send reminders one day and one hour before the event that will also contain the link, but they seem to be inconsistent in delivery. To view the trailer, visit www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/lot.