Christina McDougall (2011 Byron Fellow and 2012-2013 Byron Mentor) appeared in the documentary Farm City: an Indy Food Story with Ken Meter, one of the most influential and experienced food systems analysts in the United States. Christina, an urban systems analyst on food access, transit and public education, was invited to comment on food access and food justice in Indy’s urban core. McDougall was founding president of the non-profit Growing Places Indy that cultivates urban agriculture, healthy lifestyles and individual empowerment. She sits on the USDA GoodGreens Council and is a member of the Indy Food Council.
Premiering at the Indy Film Fest’s Film to Fork Celebration March 6th and featured at Indiana’s Eco-Film fest, Farm City looks at what needs to be done to build a healthier Indianapolis, through the personal stories of an urban farmer, a single mother, a grocery store owner, public health experts and community gardeners.
Check out the documentary trailer here and don’t miss out on Christina’s sustainability columns for the Examiner.