LA’s Mark MacInnis is Awesome.

November 17, 2011

Mark MacInnis is a filmmaker. Big whoop.
Mark MacInnis directed a great documentary about urban farmers in Detroit. OK, now I’m intrigued…
Mark MacInnis is starting a project to build farms at urban high schools around the country, starting with LA. OK, that’s AWESOME.

And that’s why he’s the winner of the latest 1K Awesome Grant from Awesome Foundation – LA!

Mark’s Urban Roots/Field of Dreams project has committed to getting urban farms going at five LA high schools, starting with this big plot of nothin’ at Garfield HS in East LA:

It’s a big job, and we hope that 1K from us will be a good start. But just in case it’s not enough (spoiler alert: it’s not enough), we’re helping to throw him this fundraiser on December 3rd. Buy a ticket at Eventbrite and be there, or be square.

PS – We’re not the first Awesome Chapter to get amped up by urban farms (see Awesome Foundation NYC). This is one instance where we are happy to be copycats. Excelsior!