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Urban Roots - Urban Gardens in Detroit
This is the story of the spontaneous emergence of urban farming in the city of Detroit. Detroit, once an industrial powerhouse, is a city devastated by the loss of half its population due to the collapse of manufacturing. By the…
Polyfaces - Food Without Chemicals: From Family Farm to Table
Set in the stunning Shenandoah Valley in northern Virginia, Polyface Farm is run by "the world's most innovative farmer" and uses no chemicals and feeds over 6,000 families and many restaurants and food outlets within a 3 hour 'foodshed.' A…
2 videos
The Garden - Fighting for an LA Urban Garden
The fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers…
Growing Cities - Examining the Role of Urban Farming in America
From rooftop farmers to backyard beekeepers, Americans are growing food like never before. GROWING CITIES tells the inspiring stories of these intrepid urban farmers, innovators, and everyday city-dwellers who are challenging the way the USA grows and distributes its food.…
Brooklyn Farmer - The Worlds Largest Rooftop Farm
This film explores the unique challenges facing Brooklyn Grange, a group of urban farmers who endeavor to run a commercially viable farm within the landscape of New York City. The film follows Head Farmer Ben Flanner, CEO Gwen Schantz, Communications…
A Hole in a Fence - IKEA, Graffiti, Urban Farming, and the Gentrification of Red Hook, Brooklyn
In a hidden corner of Brooklyn, change is anything but straightforward... Chronicling the changing fortunes of Red Hook, Brooklyn, A Hole in a Fence is a documentary that explores the complicated issues of development, class and identity facing one of…
Grazers: A Cooperative Story - Local Beef Farms Competing with Industrial Companies
This film follows a group of small farmers with big ideas who fight to start a cooperative to sell their grass-fed beef and are almost undone by a broken food system and their own naivete. In New York State a…
Food on the Brain
Episode 12 of Food Forward
PBS
FOOD FORWARD explores the disconnect between the belly and the brain and America's national eating disorder. A journey to Cornell's Food and Brand Lab unveils the psychology of consumer habits and introduces viewers to simple tips and tricks for a…
Peace in Our Pockets - Kenyans Using Mobile Phones and SMS to Build Peace and Prevent Violence
The film follows inspirational Kenyan activists as they promote civic engagement, build democracy, and defuse violence in the lead up to historic 2013 national elections. With cutting-edge SMS text-messaging, mobile phones, and people-to-people organizing, the peacebuilders transform the very meaning…
Wild Food, I Think I Love You
Episode 13 of Food Forward
PBS
Once upon a time, wild food was all there was. If you didn't pick it, catch it or kill it, you didn't eat. That's all changed, of course, but what have we lost in our move from the wilderness that…
Save The Farm - The Largest Urban Farm in the U.S.
Save The Farm is the story about the nations largest urban farm, a 14-acre organic farm in South Central Los Angeles. Over 14 years 350 families build a sustainable community oasis that feeds thousands of people local, organic food. However,…
7 videos
SOS: Save Our Soil
Episode 5 of Food Forward
PBS
The top six inches of soil are the most precious, but least understood, ecosystem on earth -- yet we continue to treat soil like dirt. FOOD FORWARD gets down and dirty with large-scale Midwestern composters, California carbon farmers reversing climate…
The U.S. of Agriculture
Episode 14 of Food Forward
PBS
From the Founding Farmers to the modern Farm Bill, what has 200 years of progress brought to the table? More food at lower prices for sure, but also food fights over the environment, hunger, nutrition and waste. In this opening…
Seeds of Change
Episode 4 of Food Forward
PBS
Seeds represent hope, a new beginning. Amid battles over GMO crops and monocultures that dominate American farmlands, FOOD FORWARD travels to meet seed savers pursuing grassroots alternatives. From the dry deserts of Arizona to corn and soybean growers in Iowa…
Make Food, Not Waste
Episode 11 of Food Forward
PBS
Americans throw away 34 million tons of food each year. That's like tossing a quarter of the groceries we buy directly into the trash. But where some see garbage, others find green gold. FOOD FORWARD explores the secret life of…
The Future of Food
Episode 8 of Food Forward
PBS
A new breed of passionate farmers, chefs and hackers is revamping the American food system. Combining people's passions and technological ingenuity, FOOD FORWARD explores a host of solutions, including tech savvy growers flying crop-monitoring drones and one of the nation's…
Modern Milk
Episode 6 of Food Forward
PBS
American dairy is undergoing a renaissance. A cottage industry of dairy farmers, cheese makers and creameries is creating delicious alternatives to industrial milk. In this episode, meet West Coast raw milk revolutionaries, Vermont cheese entrepreneurs making serious cheddar, and ice…
Urban Agriculture Across America
Episode 1 of Food Forward
PBS
Learn how the explosion of urban agriculture is revitalizing local economies and creating jobs.
Quest for Water
Episode 10 of Food Forward
PBS
How can agriculture use less water and still grow enough food for everyone? Are we finally emerging from the water wars of the west that pitted Native American tribes and environmentalists against farmers and ranchers? FOOD FORWARD dives into solutions…
Food (Justice) for All
Episode 9 of Food Forward
PBS
All across the country, the ways and means of America's small farmers are evolving. Young Hispanic farm laborers in California's Salinas Valley are moving up the economic ladder, training to become tomorrow's organic farm owners. In Houston, Congolese refugees are…