Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Just Around the Corner... Plot

"Corner Plot" is a new 10-minute documentary on Charlie Koiner, 89-years-young, who farms on an urban lot in downtown Silver Spring, MD, just a few blocks north of me. The documentary is being shown three times during the upcoming AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Festival. The pressure on the Koiners to sell their one-acre lot for development has been intense on the last 20 years and I love that they have held out so long. Last June, I co-hosted a neighborhood garden tour which included a stop at the Koiners and it was surprising how many "locals" had no idea this urban farm existed. I'm so excited to see that Charlie and his daughter, Lynn, will soon be on the big screen and not only will the locals learn about them, but so will potentially the whole world.

UPDATE:

Just got word from Lynn Koiner that "CHARLIE KOINER DAY" is JUNE 19, 2010 at the FreshFarm Market in downtown Silver Spring, MD. "Charlie is now a film star! On the 19th, come and say Hi to Charlie, share a big celebration cake and meet the directors, Andre Dahlman and Ian Cook. The Market will be held at the Panera Parking Lot at Georgia Ave and Colesville Road.." More informatuon on the film is at: http://cornerplotmovie.com/koiner_farm.html.

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