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Financial Times: Hong Kong’s urban farms

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By Ben Bland
Financial Times Video
Jan 14, 2016

Hong Kong imports almost all of its food. Ben Bland meets the urban farmers finding sustainable ways to produce fruit and vegetables in the city.

January 18, 2016   Comments Off on Financial Times: Hong Kong’s urban farms

Chickens in the City of San Francisco – a short documentary

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The film playfully explores the ways in which keeping chickens has helped shape the philosophies behind what and how urban chicken-owners eat, and has forced them to face the means of modern food production.

Directed by Christie Herring
Camera Davina Pardo
KQED’s Truly CA
2015

Chickens in the City is a chicken-level view of two backyard coops in San Francisco. Allison adopted Miss Money Henny from her neighbor who purchased the chicken to star in his audition tape for SURVIVOR. She’s a little hen with a big personality, and her prolific egg-laying brings the family farm to the big city. Across town, Shawn tends Wacko and Kathryn — not to mention two ducks — in a high-tech chicken coop.

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January 15, 2016   Comments Off on Chickens in the City of San Francisco – a short documentary

The World’s First Aquaponics Documentary Film planned

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Aquaponics Documentary Indiegogo from Karney Hatch on Vimeo.

The film will explore the history of Aquaponics in Mexico (the chinampas originated by the aztecs) and Asia (traditional combinations of fish and plants grown together).

Karney Hatch, director of “Plant This Movie”, and Maribou Latour, host and creator of the Visonary Aquaponics podcast, are teaming up to make a documentary about aquaponics around the world!

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January 10, 2016   Comments Off on The World’s First Aquaponics Documentary Film planned

Documentary on making of Campbellton, BC, Neighbourhood Garden

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The 22-plot garden is in a portion of an underused urban park in an older and mixed-use neighbourhood of Campbell River

27-minute documentary film
Campbell River Mirror
Dec 1, 2015

Excerpt:

The garden is important for numerous reasons, such as helping the four-years-old Neighbourhood Association demonstrate to people and businesses in the area that its works are useful, and helping the City of Campbell River achieve the ambitious food self-sufficiency strategy in its Sustainable Official Community Plan – plus of course providing healthy, fresh, affordable and organic food to its gardeners, even year-round!

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December 9, 2015   Comments Off on Documentary on making of Campbellton, BC, Neighbourhood Garden

‘Symphony of the Soil’ – Watch film free online for a few more days

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Symphony of the Soil – with English Subtitles from Lily Films on Vimeo.

The producers of this film are allowing a full and FREE viewing of Symphony of the Soil through 12/11/2015.

Winner of the Merit Award for Scientific Information 2012 Montana CINE International Film Festival
Winner Best in Festival of the Life Sciences Film Festival 2012 Czech University of Life Sciences
Winner of the Food Award 2013 Cinema Verde Film Festival

Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers, Symphony of the Soil is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.

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December 7, 2015   Comments Off on ‘Symphony of the Soil’ – Watch film free online for a few more days

Forage: A Documentary

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A documentary on the growing activity of urban foraging

Directed by Matthew Martyr
Hosted by anthropologist Josh Crosby
Music by Gia Sky
2014

“I have been working on a documentary short on urban foraging and wild edibles. It’s been a wonderful experience to talk with foragers about the importance of this activity and to see their passion. We plan to expand the film in the future.” Josh Crosby

September 22, 2015   Comments Off on Forage: A Documentary

‘Occupy The Farm’ film now available on-line

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Now available to stream or download on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video and VUDU.

Director: Todd Darling
2014

‘Occupy The Farm’ tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walk onto a publicly-owned research farm and plant two acres of crops in order to save the land from becoming a real-estate development. This direct action set up a vibrant tent village on land destined to become condos, while their crops blocked the development plans of a cash-starved public institution – the University of California, Berkeley.

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August 14, 2015   Comments Off on ‘Occupy The Farm’ film now available on-line

Indian film highlights migration of farmers and animal breeders to cities in search of jobs

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Bhaurao Karhade, 30, sold his farm land in Shirur taluka to fund his film titled Khwada which is based on the migration of villagers to cities.

Farmer’s son in Pune sells his land to fund his film making dream

By Anvi Mehta
DNA of Pune
19 July 2015

Excerpt:

A farmer’s son living in a village named Gavhanewadi, 80 kilometres from Pune, Bhaurao Karhade, 30, is one of those artists whose passion has no limits. A mass communication graduate, he sold off his farm land in Shirur taluka to make a film on the migration of villagers to cities in search of livelihood.

Bhaurao initially started out by helping his father in farming as he was asked to dropout from colleges after class 12. “I used to work on my field and take vegetables to the Pune wholesale market. I always wanted to be a filmmaker and hence joined a mass communication course and completed my graduation.

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July 24, 2015   Comments Off on Indian film highlights migration of farmers and animal breeders to cities in search of jobs

Feature documentary looking at the latest science about the health benefits of children re-connecting with nature

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“I think that city farms could play a massive part in future health!”

By Toni Harman,
Producer / Director, A Probiotic Life
2015

As well as the general point about the need for our children to reconnect with nature, the film explores the latest science that suggests young children could really benefit from being more exposed to more farm microbes.

We recently returned from filming on an Amish farm in Indiana where the children have remarkably low rates of asthma and allergies – the scientists hypothesise that a diet of locally sourced organic food plus the children being exposed to the microbes from farm animals from a very young age – these could be conferring considerable health benefits for the Amish children.

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July 1, 2015   Comments Off on Feature documentary looking at the latest science about the health benefits of children re-connecting with nature

Urban gardening in Cuba: Vivero Alamar – Havana’s largest City Garden

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I shot the video in one day during a press trip to Cuba organized by the German NGO Welthungerhilfe. The NGO has supported the City Garden featured in the video for more than ten years.

Video and text by Roland Brockmann
2015

I visited the city garden of Alamar in Havana a short time after the handshake between Barack Obama and Raul Castro. Therefore one of the goals of my visit was to find out how Cubans farmers see the new political climate between the US and Cuba. What are their hopes and worries?

Miguel Lopez, the president of the cooperative, was very positive about the political convergence. “This process of opening up is important for Cuba.” he said. “There’s a global community and we’re going to be joining it now.”

Because the garden produce is strictly organic, Lopez was especially excited about the opportunity of exporting organic food to nearby Florida. He wasn’t worried about the risk of cheap produce destroying the domestic market.

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June 23, 2015   Comments Off on Urban gardening in Cuba: Vivero Alamar – Havana’s largest City Garden

Documentary: Thirsty Land – Will There Be Enough Water To Survive?

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Shrinking soil. Vanishing rivers. The global food supply at stake… Drought is silently strangling our country, and the battle is just beginning.

Producer Conrad Weaver
President and owner of Conjostudios, LLC
2015

The Project

Thirsty Land is a documentary film that tells the story about extreme drought, agriculture, & water rights in the United States and how these challenges impact farmers, local communities, and ultimately the global food supply. The depleted water resources in the American Southwest is one of the most urgent challenges of the 21st century facing agriculture and growing urban communities. The drought on this region has local, national, and global impacts not only for the present, but also for future generations.

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June 4, 2015   Comments Off on Documentary: Thirsty Land – Will There Be Enough Water To Survive?

Farm Your Yard Kitchen Garden Tour in Portland

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Farm Your Yard Kitchen Garden Tour from Cooking Up a Story on Vimeo.

“… the purpose of this tour is to excite people’s imaginations and to get them to think ingeniously about growing fruits and vegetables in places that they hadn’t ever thought of growing. —Corinne Gosnell, Finch House Cottages

By Rebecca Gerendasy
co-founder
Cooking Up a Story
Food.Farmer.Earth.

June 2, 2015

Excerpt:

This food garden tour has 11 different farms participating, of which three are highlighted in the video. Corrine Gosnell, Finch House Cottages grows flowers and fruit trees, Charlene Murdock, who along with her husband Richard White, have an acre urban farm Nana Cardoon Agricultural Learning Gardens. The third urban farm is a young couple, Mark and Rachel, Good Steward Garden, who grow “strawberries, rhubarb, beets, hops (for making beer),

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June 2, 2015   Comments Off on Farm Your Yard Kitchen Garden Tour in Portland

The modern history of organic terrace gardening in Bengaluru, India

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The Extraordinary Aam Aadmi #5: A Vegetable Grower

By m/s TRATSER Technologies Pvt Ltd on behalf of “BOMBAT BENGALURU”, an initiative by Aam Aadmi Party, Karnataka

We found yet another gem of the Bengaluru city, a life savior, Professor Vishwanarth Kadur who explains how chemicalised vegetables & fruits, poison the body causing deadly illnesses. This man found a way around it. He started composting household waste and used the manure to grow his own food on the terrace!

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May 25, 2015   Comments Off on The modern history of organic terrace gardening in Bengaluru, India

Oprah’s short film on Will Allen

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Super Soul Original Short: The Urban Farmer Who’s Starting His Own Revolution

Oprah.com
OWN

Will Allen has been a professional athlete and worked in corporate America. Still, he says, being a farmer is the biggest and most rewarding path he could have chosen. Will is the founder of Growing Power, an organization dedicated to teaching people in urban Milwaukee how to grow good food. “We’re only six blocks away from Milwaukee’s largest public housing project,” he says.

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May 14, 2015   Comments Off on Oprah’s short film on Will Allen

Video: Organic Terrace Gardening in India

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Full length video documentary ‘Organic Terrace Garden’ – English

By Shramajeevi, Video Productions
Bengaluru – 560 104
Karnataka
India.

Who We Are

We are the one and only successful agricultural documentary film makers for open market sale, in Karnataka,India. We produce documentaries independently on various aspects of Agriculture and allied subjects. We even take up the production of Agricultural Corporate Films on contract. We have all technical facilities and huge visual database for the same.

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May 14, 2015   Comments Off on Video: Organic Terrace Gardening in India