"A Neighborhood of Raingardens," a documentary produced and directed by College of Liberal Arts faculty member and Institute on the Environment resident fellow Mark Pedelty, depicts the transformation of a Minneapolis neighborhood through a community raingarden project. Premiering Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis, the video showcases an inspirational initiative to clean up Powderhorn Lake one yard at a time. Guided and encouraged by Metro Blooms, hundreds of Powderhorn residents got together over the course of four months to install more than 100 raingardens.
The 60-minute film, sponsored by IonE and The Film Society of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, follows the initiative from inception to fruition, illustrating the promises and problems of this exciting new citizen-centered approach to watershed management. It draws on the talents of many U of M students, community members and Karl Demer of Atomic K Studios, who provided much of the professional support.
Admission for the premiere is $8.50 general, $6 students and seniors. Find more information and buy tickets here.