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Role of urban farming to be explored

7/11/2014, 5:11 a.m.

Information about urban farming and sustainability will be available at Add Seed Day on July 12 at the Decatur Library.

Gatekeepers Vegan Soup Kitchen is partnering with the library to educate the community about better eating options and growing alternatives as well as collaboration with people interested in sustainability.

The noon-to-4 p.m. program begins with a screening of the award-winning documentary “Growing Cities,” which examines the role of urban farming in America. It will be followed by a panel discussion and tasting featuring Atlanta urban farmers, vegan bakers, raw food chefs and juicing specialists.

Representatives from Sevananda natural foods supermarket will discuss their community co-op program. Featured panelists include Arden’s Garden Juice Co., Seeds Global, urban farmer Ras Kofi, and Gatekeepers Vegan Soup Kitchen & Pantry.

The library is at 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. For more information, visit www.dekalblibrary.org or call 404-370-3070.