Category — Video
A short documentary that follows the life of an urban beekeeper in Pittsburgh, PA.
Directed by Steve Ellington
Featuring Steve Repasky
(Must see. Mike.)
Excerpt from Meadow Sweet Apiaries:
Stephen Repasky – EAS Master Beekeeper, Author and Consultant
Stephen Repasky is a second generation beekeeper living in Pittsburgh, Pa. He is a Certified Master Beekeeper through the Eastern Apicultural Society and also the current President for Burgh Bees, Pittsburgh’s Urban Beekeeping Organization as well as the 2nd Vice-President for the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association and sits on the Board of Directors for the American Beekeeping Federation. As Stephen began getting more involved with honey bees in the Pittsburgh area and beyond, the number of colonies also grew and the need for a formal name arose. Meadow Sweet Apiaries, was then established as the popularity of his honey, removal services and educational presentations grew.
February 25, 2015 No Comments
Excellent 25 minute documentary!
Film by Kyle Robinson
Sustainable Seas Trust
Funding from START, European Commission, UN Environment Program, US Agency for International Development
(Must see! Mike)
A film about urban and peri-urban agriculture in cities across the world.
This film investigates the use of urban and peri-urban agriculture in developing cities in Africa and Asia, such as Kathmandu in Nepal, and Kampala in Uganda. The film assesses its value to a country’s economy and combating environmental threats such as climate change, as well as addressing the challenges involved in nurturing and sustaining effective urban and peri-urban agriculture.
February 22, 2015 No Comments
“…A poignant interview with Christina Natalini, a mother who is teaching her young daughter to grow her own food; another with Arturo Lopez, who maintains a community garden in Amado…”
Directed by Phill Buccellato and Jess Ash
Greener Media, 2015
Excerpt from article:
By Kathleen Allen
Arizona Daily Star
“Twenty-five to 30 percent of all the produce that we eat year round comes from the border towns,” Nabhan goes on to say.
“With that is a tremendous amount of food waste, because if the Florida tomato prices drop on a certain day, 120,000 pounds might be thrown into a landfill just because of the pricing.”
February 4, 2015 Comments Off
The conclusion of Welty’s Boulder study is that residents could get their produce from urban agriculture five to six months a year.
By Anna Maria Barry-Jester
Dec 16, 2014
Last week, FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Films published the first in a series of short documentaries called The Collectors, profiles of people who use data in innovative ways. “Cartographers of the Edible World” introduced Evan Welty and Caleb Phillips, who built an open-source, user-generated website that catalogs the location of edible plants all over the world. When the two men met, Phillips was interested in technology for social organizing. Welty was using publicly available data to map arable land. They both had maps for personal use that helped them forage food from city parks and public spaces in Boulder, Colorado, where they live.
December 17, 2014 Comments Off
Farmers attempt to teach urban families how respect for agriculture can make their lives better
The show: Farmer in the City
The producer: Strix Television
The distributor: DRG Formats
The broadcaster: TV2 (Norway)
(Must see. Mike)
Farmer in the City follows three farmers as they enter cities to meet families with “terrible” attitudes to good food and healthy living. Gardens and fridges are investigated before the farmer sets the family tasks such as creating a chicken coop or growing their own food, with a larger task following. Later, the farmer returns to see if the intervention has led to lasting change.
November 25, 2014 Comments Off
Have you ever fed your grandmother food from a dumpster?
75 minutes, 2014
Jen Rustemeyer has. She and her life/business partner, Grant Baldwin, have spent the last few years wading through garbage – sometimes literally, but also in a broader philosophical sort of way.
In their first documentary, The Clean Bin Project, the B.C. couple committed to living as waste-free as possible for one year, to buying no more landfill-bound stuff. This idea resonated with people. Rustemeyer and Baldwin were invited to schools to complete waste audits and were blown away by how much perfectly good food was being tossed in a country where 1 in 10 people is food insecure.
November 16, 2014 Comments Off
Extols the Importance and Mystery of Soil
By Dr. Mercola
Oct 1, 2014
One of Earth’s greatest treasures is soil, without which we could not survive. Soil is the mother of nearly all plant life, and ultimately, all animal life on this planet. It’s the interface between biology and geology—the living skin of the earth.
A new documentary, “Symphony of the Soil,” extols the importance and mystery of soil, as discussed by some of the world’s most esteemed scientists, farmers, and activists.1 This visually stunning film reveals how the future of humankind largely depends on how well we care for this vital natural resource.
October 7, 2014 Comments Off
Took hundreds of biscuits and four months to film
Cute Dog Maymo balances 100 different fruits & vegetables on his head in 100 seconds. Taking hundreds of biscuits and four months to film (as well as some inspiration from Irish hat designer Philip Treacy), here is the finished video of Maymo the lemon beagle balancing 100 colorful fruits & vegetables on his head. Some of the items are styled to look like hats and others to look downright ridiculous on Maymo, who waits patiently for his biscuit which dangles just slightly off camera.
September 10, 2014 Comments Off
Documentary series exploring community food systems and a modern USA urban land reform movement.
By Media Arts Center San Diego
Documenting the growth of urban agriculture and local food systems in several underserved San Diego neighborhoods, including some populated by recent refugees, this interactive multimedia project will examine how communities are developing creative responses to the issues of hunger, limited access to healthy food, underemployment, and urban blight. Short video stories narrated by urban gardeners will be produced and uploaded to a website; the website and its contents, including a “storymap,” will be accessible by mobile devices through QR codes.
September 3, 2014 Comments Off
Video story by Rebecca Gerendasy.
How much can you grow on a small parcel of land?
By Rebecca Gerendasy
Cooking Up a Story
This video tour of an urban homestead with Justin Tiret shows us his backyard garden in Portland, Oregon. Tiret is able to grow and raise much of the annual food production to meet his family’s needs. On a 1/4 acre lot, Justin and his wife Tracey raise feral bees for honey and candle wax, chickens for eggs, hazelnuts (a work in progress for the actual nuts),
August 22, 2014 Comments Off
Above is a photo not the movie. Click here to watch a full episode.
13 episodes – Premieres on PBS September, 2014
From PBS Food Forward website:
We meet farmers, chefs, teachers, scientists, fishermen and ranchers in more than 50 cities and towns across the country who are all providing new solutions to help combat America’s growing food challenges.
How did something so fundamental as food, go so fundamentally wrong?
August 20, 2014 Comments Off
‘Food Fighters’ is a new Kastonmedia work, that follows the entrepreneurial Co-founders of Fresh City Farm, Ran and Phil.
Farming on a small scale is very challenging in the current economic and regulatory environment. The odds are against a small-scale farmer trying to farm sustainably. Moreover, farming in the city poses several challenges above and beyond those associated with farming in more rural areas. Our model is meant to mitigate these challenges and risks, but the degree to which we have been successful — establishing city farming as a viable economic activity for more than a handful of people — will take several more years to prove itself. Join us on this journey. We believe its a worthy undertaking.
July 17, 2014 Comments Off
Otros Mundos (Documental agricultura urbana)
Documental sobre propuestas de agricultura urbana en las ciudades de Bogotá y Medellín, coproducido por la FAO y Post-office Cowboys, 2007.
Oficina Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe
Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3241, Vitacura, Stgo. – Chile
July 4, 2014 Comments Off
By the end of the 20th century, nearly 80 percent of Americans lived in urban areas and no longer knew who grew their food. Then something happened. Across America, an urban farming movement began. On city rooftops, in vacant lots, and even in front yards, people are growing food in cities, or buying it from their neighbours, reconnecting them to where their food comes from.
June 22, 2014 Comments Off
A documentary about urban farming around the world by Karney Hatch
After months of working with my editors, the film is almost finished, but to make the maximum impact, we need a little of your help. Here’s the breakdown:
$2500 Editing: This is the big one. We have to pay Emily, our awesome editor, and there’s still more work to do!
June 15, 2014 Comments Off