Opening on August 26, 2010 and running to January 2, 2011.
The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) has partnered with Farm Folk City Folk to explore Vancouver’s passion for backyard farming and local food. The large-scale photographic exhibit captures the current momentum behind local food production and urban agriculture. The exhibit Home Grown: Local Sustainable Food, is a visual feast of 39 Brian Harris photographs set across four seasons.
Using large-scale photographs Home Grown introduces visitors to the people behind local food. The photos range from proud inner city gardeners to an aerial view of an industrial scale sustainable hothouse. Visitors will gain insight into alternate styles of growing food like house-lot farming and farming co-ops.
The exhibit will also include a Communal Wall of Preserves which will grow with public participation, as MOV hopes patrons will donate jars of home-preserved fruits and vegetables. Jars of all shapes with a maximum height of 11inches or 28cm can be dropped off at the Museum’s front desk.
MOV will host a series of food-based events throughout the fall, including a Free Outdoor Summer Film, a Food and Beers speaker series, Family Workshops, and Talks and Tours.
Home Grown at MOV – Fall Events
MOV-ie in the Park August 23, 9pm
k Man Woman, a food-themed movie on a giant outdoor screen in Vanier Park, just behind MOV. Free event.
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