Hearts of Glass - Film and Panel Discussion [Online]

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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

Film maker 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 6pm for a panel discussion on how we can facilitate opportunities for 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



Watch the film's trailer below!

Hearts of Glass follows the tumultuous first 15 months of operation of Vertical Harvest, a multi-story, state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse that provides meaningful employment for people with disabilities.

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  • Jonathan Ebba

    After registering, you will receive a link for the live event and will get additional information on how to stream the film at your convenience between 10/13 - 10/23.