Hearts of Glass follows the tumultuous first 15 months of operation of Vertical Harvest (VH) of Jackson, Wyoming, a state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse that provides meaningful employment for people with disabilities. The film weaves the story of VH’s launch with the personal journeys of employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Plants and people grow together in this intimate portrait of innovation, inclusion and impact.
Watch the film at your convenience between March 3 and March 10. The film is presented with descriptive audio and closed captioning (English and Spanish).
Join us for a lively panel discussion and Q&A on March 9 at 7 p.m. Panelists include:
- Jennifer Tennican, film director
- Chris Hogberg and Sean Stone, Vertical Harvest
- Meg Lowe, Sustainability Coordinator, Energy Systems and Sustainability Management
- Brianna Shults, internship coordinator for InclusiveU at the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education.
- Moderator: Mary Kiernan, Falk College’s Food Studies program.
Sponsored by: David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, School of Education, Lawrence B. Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education, Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach at the Burton Blatt Institute, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Slow Food Syracuse University, Energy Systems and Sustainability Management.