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Press Release: Rid-All Green Partnership Hosts Film Screening of "Regenerating Communities" in Cleveland

Updated: Feb 4

Rid-All Green Partnership and Thriving Communities Present "Regenerating Communities": A Story of Urban Agriculture and Resilience


Cleveland, OH – January 31, 2024 – In a monumental celebration of urban agriculture and community revitalization, Rid-All Green Partnership, in collaboration with Thriving Communities, is proud to present the premiere of the documentary "Regenerating Communities" at the sold-out event at the City Club of Cleveland on February 1, 2024.



Marking Rid-All Green Partnership's 13th anniversary, this event is not just a film screening; it's a testament to the transformative power of community, resilience, and sustainable living. Co-founded by Keymah Durden, Randy McShepard, Dave “Dr. Greenhand” Hester, and the late Damien Forshe, Rid-All has turned an 18-acre plot of land, once an illegal dumping ground in Cleveland's Kinsman neighborhood, into a flourishing food ecosystem and a beacon of hope.


The event will feature a special screening of "Regenerating Communities," followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session with Rid-All Co-Founders Randy and Keymah, and filmmaker Ross Monagle. The film, produced by Thriving Communities based in Clinton, Washington, narrates the journey of Rid-All from its humble beginnings to becoming a national model for urban agriculture and food justice.


Randy reflects in the film, “In 2010, when we came to this neighborhood it was the most notorious dumping ground in the city, known as the Forgotten Triangle. Here we are 12 years later and it is one of the most respected neighborhoods.” This sentiment echoes throughout the documentary, showcasing Rid-All's commitment to not only growing food but also nurturing a community through job creation, access to fresh produce, and various training programs.


Since its inception, Rid-All has grown from 1.3 acres to an impressive 18-acre campus, featuring state-of-the-art facilities including hoop houses, greenhouses, and an EPA-licensed compost facility. The Farmer Jones Market in Maple Heights, Ohio, further extends Rid-All's reach, ensuring fresh produce is available to community residents seven days a week.


Visit ThrivingCommunities.org for upcoming screenings of the Rid-All Film.


About Thriving Communities


Common people doing uncommon work for the common good.

Thriving Communities is a national organization that uses films to catalyze community action. Through the dynamic fusion of storytelling, community engagement, and transformative gatherings, we are dedicated to inspiring action and nurturing solutions for both current challenges and those that lie ahead. 



For more information, please contact:

Jerry Millhon, Thriving Communities, jmillhon@gmail.com

Rid-All Farm: https://ridall.org/



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