Hearts of Glass: A Conversation About Growing Plants, Community and InclusionOngoing

Oct 23
10/23/2020 - 10/30/2020 10/23/2020 9:00AM - 10/30/2020 11:00PM

The University of Georgia Department of Horticulture, together with UGA's Institute on Human Development and Disabilities, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program, Office of Sustainability, Sustainable Food Systems Initiative, and UGArden, are excited to share the award-winning “Hearts of Glass” documentary to the university community. The film is about Vertical Harvest, an ambitious small business located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, that combines high-tech local food production and meaningful employment for people with disabilities. Join a discussion with the filmmaker, Vertical Harvest employees, and Clarke County School District and UGA faculty. 

Stream the film between Friday, Oct. 23, and Friday, Oct. 30, at showandtell.film/watch/uga and join the panel discussion at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. Register for the free panel event here.

Panelists:
• Jennifer Tennican, Director and Producer of “Hearts of Glass"
• Sean Stone, Senior Facilities Associate, Vertical Harvest
• Kai Hoffman, Senior Grower of Vining Crops, Vertical Harvest 
• Jennifer Thomas, Special Education Teacher at Clarke County School District

Moderator: 
• Jennifer Jo Thompson, Associate Research Scientist and Director, UGA Sustainable Food Systems Initiative

Recently, Vertical Harvest and its CEO Nona Yehia have been named a CNN Champion for Change. This award profiles 10 innovators leading the charge to a better world with new ideas and groundbreaking solutions. Click here to view a promotional clip, or read the CNN article and view the three-minute segment specifically about Vertical Harvest.

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