September
16
Vertical Harvest

Hearts of Glass follows the tumultuous first 15 months of operation of Vertical Harvest, a multi-story, state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse funded by the Wyoming Business Council that grows crops while providing meaningful, competitively-paid jobs for people with disabilities. The film weaves the story of Vertical Harvest's launch with the personal journeys of several employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Innovation and inclusion create a fertile environment for people and plants to grow.

Vertical Harvest is a vertical farm on 1/10 of an acre at an elevation of 6,237 feet in Jackson, Wyoming, a mountain town with extreme seasonal fluctuations in weather, population, and demand for goods and services. The employees with disabilities, part of an underestimated, underemployed and vulnerable population, are a vital and visible part of this community-based business.

Hearts of Glass is an intimate portrait of social entrepreneurship at the intersection of disability rights and sustainable, local food production.


Date:
Monday, September 16, 2019; All Day
Location:
Central Wyoming College
Riverton WY
Region:
West Central
Sponsor:
JenTen Productions
Contact:
Jennifer Tennican
jtennican@gmail.com, Phone: 307-690-2258
Price:
Free
Register:
www.heartsofglassfilm.com
jtennican@gmail.com, Phone: 307-690-2258
Website:
www.heartsofglassfilm.com
Category:
Agribusiness
Type:
Promotional Event

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