in male band version. The Smithereens: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM5_8CQbYZw&feature=related] you could, instead, check us out: Smithereen Farm
Check out this documentary - Pressure Cooker. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3277476&w=425&h=350&fv=videofile%3D..%2Ffiles%2Fflv1%2FPCTrailer1.flv%26autoplay%3Dfalse] more about "TakePart | Official Pressure Cooker M...", posted with vodpod Three seniors at Philadelphia's Frankford High School find an unlikely champion in the kitchen of Wilma Stephenson. A legend in the school system, Mrs. Stephenson's hilariously blunt boot-camp method of teaching Culinary Arts is validated […]
Big Spuds, Little Spuds The impact of climate change and monoculture on one of the world's staple food crops. a fantastic film from BULLFROG FILMS. about potatoes in peru, and potatoes in idaho. with fantastic talking head Pat Mooney of ETC group
so much going on. so much bloomy fungality on my cucurbits. all the clothes hanging on doorknobs breezes dry overwhelment. feeling a bit like this song: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn22KsLG0wo&NR=1]
with pig as unwilling participant. via boing boing [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZof9PSEB7k&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.boingboing.net%2F2009%2F08%2F17%2Fjapanese-pig-rodeo.html&feature=player_embedded] actually, there is quite an amazing young farmers' movement in japanese, which we will have more to say about later. For now here's some reading material: Civil Eats: Finding a Model in Japan's Young Farmer Corps Global Voices: Go Farm, Young Man! - How Farming in […]
a love supreme. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1AoSTcdSPU&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fmultimedia.slowfood.com%2Findex.php%3Flng%3D2%26method%3Dmultimedia%26action%3Dzoom%26id%3D30131&feature=player_embedded]
Curt Ellis & Ian Cheney, the truck farm-driving, award-winning filmakers responsible King Corn, have planned an amazing crash course in independent documentary for early September. Applications are due this week! Read on, or just download the flyer and application here: Wicked Delicate Film School. WICKED DELICATE FILM SCHOOL a crash course in independent documentary september […]
courtesy of Cooking Up a Story [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFCfyP2tXSM&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcookingupastory.com%2Fa-conversation-with-claire-hope-cummings%2F&feature=player_embedded] In this 4-part series, journalist, environmentalist, and author of Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds, Claire Hope Cummings speaks out on behalf of the natural world, and for a new approach to solving the environmental, social, and philosophical problems inherent in our present food system.
Last weekend marked the 6th Annual Kickapoo Country Fair. The weekend was packed with a celebration of green-living and Kickapoo Culture, highlighted by the "Organic Heroes" Keynote Panel on Sunday. Congressman Ron Kind, Tim LaSalle of the Rodale Institute, Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association, Ken Cook of the Environmental Working Group, Theresa Marquez […]
we like this film. And particularly the vista/spoonbread fetishism. more at http://www.room609.com/films/promisedland/trailer.html [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3089284&w=425&h=350&fv=] more about "The Promised Land - A Swamp Pop Journey", posted with vodpod
Almost all towns have a few extra acres of land around their transportation department, police department, water department headquarters. They currently just mow that land. Why not follow the model of the USDA's offices and plant gardens, or even better--provide grant money, a competitive design process, and some city support to young farmers who use […]
beautiful and inspiring video of horse-powered farming at Beech Grove Farm. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8reHVRqXZ8&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.extension.org%2Fpages%2FVideo_Clip%3A_Ridge_Till_and_Cover_Crops_from_Vegetable_Farmers_and_their_Sustainable_Tillage_Pract&feature=player_embedded] "Eric and Anne Nordell have developed a farming system that integrates cover cropping, composting, crop rotation, and horse-drawn cultivation in an economically viable extensive organic vegetable farm. Anne and Eric have been growing organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers for over 20 years at […]
of King Corn fame. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzuFO6g_n6s]
If you're San Francisco or Wyoming, you might want to catch this: The First Millimeter: Healing the Earth This important documentary is coming soon to a PBS station near you. The film features ranchers and farmers managing holistically, explaining how grazing animals and working with nature can return land to health.
Patti Moreno is known as the Garden Girl. She's got a pretty rad site, and some great informational videos, including this on, on sustainable urban gardening. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmmBXqHpdV8&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gardengirltv.com%2F&feature=player_embedded] and check out her how-to on drip irrigation here: http://www.dripworksusa.com/video/videoggtab.php
"Compost Only" comes via the Hardwick, VT - based Highfields Institute. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7qNPUYh5Yo&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.highfieldsinstitute.org%2FCompostVideo1.htm&feature=player_embedded] "This video covers the basics of composting in an entertaining and informative way, interspersing nuts-and-bolts lessons of composting with clips of students from Hazen High School kickin' the message home in a hip-hop style that will have you moonwalking all the way to […]
ivili.org pulls together short films on practical sustainable solutions, such as this one on growing your own: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCPEBM5ol0Q&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ivili.org%2Fvideo%2Fhomegrown-revolution-growing&feature=player_embedded] here is the founder's statement: One day early last year I came across a brilliant, innovative way of heating water for showers in a lodge in South Africa. it was cheap, lo-tech, easily replicable and it worked. […]
the latest from wicked delicate films. TRUCK FARM is a Wicked Delicate film + food project about growing a little food in a big city. "Episode 1" is an excerpt from the film; visit wickedelicate.com to learn more! [vodpod id=Groupvideo.2701761&w=425&h=350&fv=clip_id%3D5031132%26server%3Dvimeo.com%26autoplay%3D0%26fullscreen%3D1%26md5%3D0%26show_portrait%3D0%26show_title%3D0%26show_byline%3D0%26context%3Duser%3A1061868%26context_id%3D%26force_embed%3D0%26multimoog%3D%26color%3D00ADEF%26force_info%3Dundefined] more about "truck farm - episode 1", posted with vodpod
an important video. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klJjRviA4PU&feature=Responses&parent_video=kpeLdXeIbwA&index=0&playnext=1&playnext_from=RL]
Food, Inc. is screening on Wednesday in Brooklyn and greenhorns will be tabling there! will we see you? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqQVll-MP3I] we love pollan. we love schlosser. we love kenner.
"the tragic topic is why has everything become so toxic" [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhxnuXMcMgE&feature=PlayList&p=2F5A9649A59E1684&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=14] they call him the sodfather, and also "zeke the sheik the compost freak", and he's rather brilliant.
Little Piggies and loads of garlic... This a clip from the Les Blank Film Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-Kptp6u4JQ]
FRESH the Movie. From Director Ana Sofia Joanes FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable […]
Check out this punky direct action garden celebration from Time's Up! With the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, a 300-piece radical marching band and dance troupe. "Stop! Plant! Grow!" [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZLBkkw1890&feature=related]
Greenhorns in California, some great events happening tonight and this weekend! Free screening of The Garden Thursday, April 30, 2009, 6 P.M. Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610 Come to the screening of this 2009 Academy Award Nominee for best documentary feature, followed by a panel discussion with the Garden Farm leaders, […]
Listen to the USDA on prepared meats, circa 1964: A Mark of Wholesome Meat. Via the Prelinger Archives. http://www.archive.org/details/MarkofWh1964 "No more grinding, mixing, slicing, or even cooking at home. Unless you want to."
NYCers, check this out on Saturday! Third Annual Food For Thought Film Festival April 11 & 18, 2009 Naniola Productions presents the annual Food For Thought Film Festival presenting films about our most important life sustaining resource; food. The purpose of the film festival is to educate the public on issues regarding our current food […]
this via Ian Cheney: I hope spring finds you well! I'm writing to invite you to the premiere of A SENSE OF WONDER this Friday, March 27th, at 730pm at the Anthology Film Archives Theater in Manhattan. I'm an outreach producer for the film, and this event is the culmination of a huge month of […]
News from Rural Route Films! And check out their "Best of" DVD... Greetings from Queenstown, New Zealand, the Xtreme Sports Capitol of the World! I've been on trains, buses, and ferries coming from the top of the North Island, on down to Wellington for a couple of swell screenings with the artsy-intellectual crew at New […]
Please take a moment to survey the prodigious and visionary films of our elder, advisor and favorite estuarian, Les Blank. - Severine For example... Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980) The latest, All In This Tea (2007) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNw1PwlNRWk] For more, check out Flower Films: The Films of Les Blank
WHAT'S ON YOUR PLATE? is a witty and provocative documentary produced and directed by award-winning Catherine Gund about kids and food politics. Filmed over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old African-American city kids as they explore their place in the food chain. Sadie and Safiyah take a close look at food […]