Presented by the City of Santa Monica and Sustainable Works

About the Film

A Story of Solutions
In a race against the end of farmable soil, three individuals fight for change in the industry of agricultural food production, calling for a revolution.

The Need to GROW delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil — revealing not only the potential of localized food production working with nature, but our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of the Earth.

Live Panel Discussion

A panel discussion with Alicia Serratos, Student Activist featured in the film, Christy Wilhelmi, owner of Gardenerd and Jackie Rivera-Krouse, Santa Monica Farmers Market Manager will follow the film.

The panel will be moderated by Sarah Spitz, UC Master Gardener, Los Angeles County

The Details

  • Event starts: Saturday, November 11th at 2:00 pm
  • Location: Santa Monica Main Library Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Ride don’t drive, if you can. BBB Routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 18, serve the Santa Monica Main Library.

Bring your reusable water bottle! 

Water is provided by the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment

This is a zero waste event! 

Please discard sustainably at the zero waste stations

Underground parking is available on 7th Street

The event is FREE to ALL but you must register below to attend