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Neighborhood Urban Gardens in Barcelona UNCA

ASHEVILLE NC – Making Neighborhood through Urban Gardens in Barcelona – An Evening with Filmmaker Wil Weldon, will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, in the Mission Health Center Mountain View Conference Room 417. This event is free and open to the public.

Weldon will present ethnographic observations and clips from films completed as part of his artist residency in Barcelona, followed by a discussion of urban gardens as a means of community building and economic resiliency. Weldon observed urban gardening emerge in Spain as a response to that nation’s economic crisis.

Weldon, who was interviewed on public radio’s The State of Things earlier this year, is a member of the board of directors of Seeds, a Durham-based organization promoting sustainable agriculture, organic gardening and food security. His feature-length films include the documentaries My Brother a Muslim and Pass It On. He also blogs at the Huffington Post. He has a master’s degree in journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill and a B.A. in English from Duke University.

For more information, contact Leah Mathews, UNC Asheville Interdisciplinary Distinguished Professor of the Mountain South, at [email protected] or 828.251.6551.


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