October 20, 2021
Vertical Harvest: Cutting-edge food production meets social good in an ambitious experiment to provide year-round produce to a mountain town while creating meaningful employment for community members with disabilities.
Hearts of Glass Film open viewing from 10/13/2021 - 10/23/2021
Panel discussion on 10/20/2021
Filmmaker Jennifer Tennican: “The challenge and opportunity with Hearts of Glass is the interdisciplinary nature of its topics — disability advocacy, social entrepreneurship, high-tech vertical farming, and sustainable local food production. I have come to believe that these thematic intersections are an opportunity to create new communities and connections. I want viewers to be swept up by the momentum and, at times, the chaos of this startup; I want viewers to appreciate the nuances of each character’s personality; and, I want viewers to be inspired by how one small mountain town is dealing with pressing social and environmental issues.”
View this exciting film at no charge at your own pace between 10/13- 10/23 and then join Jennifer, Vertical Harvest employees, and local experts on 10/20 at 6 pm for a panel discussion on how we can facilitate opportunities for the inclusion of adults with disabilities into our local horticultural and agricultural workforce.
The film will be presented with descriptive audio and closed captioning (English and Spanish).
Virtual event: the link will be provided at registration. If you have any challenges registering for the event or film or if you would like an accommodation, please contact Jonathan.Ebba@unh.edu
Proudly sponsored by:
UNH Extension, The Moore Center, UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture