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The modern history of organic terrace gardening in Bengaluru, India

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   No Comments

Oprah’s short film on Will Allen

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   No Comments

Video: Organic Terrace Gardening in India

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   No Comments

Forthcoming US/Canada launch of ‘Voices of Transition’, a documentary by Nils-Aguilar

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One often-overlooked side effect of small-scale sustainable farming is an increase in satisfaction of living

Note from Annalisa Dorigo

The film deals with community building, resilience and sustainability through urban farming. It draws on the experience of community and organic farming initiatives in France, the UK and Cuba and highlights how environmental and economic challenges to our current food system can be turned into positive stories, help create resilient communities, and to build a future in which soils and people once again support each other in a balanced and sustainable way.

After its theatrical debut in Germany, Austria and Great Britain, we are very excited to now be planning the film’s US and Canada launch at the end of September/early October.

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May 12, 2015   No Comments

‘GMOs… Savior Seeds?’ – episode of VICE on HBO

It airs on Friday, May 8 on HBO at 11pm EST

Hosted by Isobel Yeung
May 2015
The full episode will be available on HBO On Demand and HBO Go.

Genetically modified seeds have been planted around the world and hailed as a solution to global hunger. But these crops, called GMOs (genetically modified organisms) have also sparked heated protest around the world. VICE Correspondent Isobel Yeung traces the path of these super-crops from the headquarters of American agribusiness titan Monsanto to the soy fields of Paraguay.

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Video series: New York City’s Experiments with Urban Agriculture

Growing Food.

Can New York City invent a more sustainable, less wasteful food system?

Written By Kate Walker & Keith Mulvihill
on Earth
2015

Kate Walker

Long fascinated by the ways people interact with their environment, Walker earned her master’s degree in natural resources journalism in 2014, during which she singly produced, shot, wrote and edited a 30-minute documentary on the tradeoffs between barge shipping and river ecosystems. The Missouri Compromised aired on Midwest PBS stations. Prior to getting her degree, Walker was a freelance documentary producer based in New York City. Her work has won the Peabody Award and has been nominated for a national science Emmy and the PGA Award.

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May 6, 2015   Comments Off on Video series: New York City’s Experiments with Urban Agriculture

‘Inhabit': New documentary by the permaculture community.

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Costa Boutsikaris and Emmett Brennan documented over 20 sites in a range of rural, suburban, and urban environments.

May 2015

Inhabit examines permaculture projects on farmland, suburban lawns, urban rooftops, and more. Many expert designers share insights into what permaculture is, and the principles that drive it. The film depicts key permaculture concepts like observation, perennial food production, and closed loops, and it shows real examples of these principles at work. The film is visually beautiful, with great perspectives from close-ups on the soil to sweeping overhead views of farms and cities where permaculture is being practiced. Inhabit is a whirlwind tour of many of the most innovative and successful permaculture installations in America today.

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May 3, 2015   Comments Off on ‘Inhabit': New documentary by the permaculture community.

‘Urban Homesteader’ to be produced by Emmy Award Winners

The Urban Homesteader – Sizzle Reel from Jeannine Glista on Vimeo.

Our long-term goal is to get The Urban Homesteader broadcast nationally on PBS. Our short-term goal is to kick things off by producing 2 webisodes (11 minute web videos) then expanding that to 5 webisodes.

By Derek Markham
TreeHugger
April 23, 2015
(Must see. Mike)

Excerpt:

The Urban Homesteader project, led by a couple of seasoned media professionals who are involved with the popular PBS shows Bill Nye The Science Guy and Biz Kid$, aims to help more people learn to homestead in the city through a series of web videos featuring experts who know their urban homesteading skills and practice them to positive effect on their own little piece of the city.

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April 24, 2015   Comments Off on ‘Urban Homesteader’ to be produced by Emmy Award Winners

An Urban Organic Marijuana Farmer in Vancouver, Washington

Starting a Recreational Marijuana Business- CannaMan Farms from Cooking Up a Story on Vimeo.

Starting a Recreational Marijuana Business: CannaMan Farms

Story and video by Rebecca Gerendasy
Co-founder
Cooking Up a Story
Food.Farmer.Earth.

Excerpt:

April 20, 2015, Vancouver, Washington. Three years ago, at age 42 and fast approaching 20 years in the mortgage business, Brian Stroh, sold his real estate brokerage firm and after careful research decided to dive into the nascent recreational marijuana business.

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April 21, 2015   Comments Off on An Urban Organic Marijuana Farmer in Vancouver, Washington

‘Tierralismo’ – the story of Cuba’s most successful urban farm, Organopónico Vivero Alamar

TIERRALISMO (2013) clip from Icarus Films on Vimeo.

In the district of Alamar, a 26-acre farming co-op provides employment for dozens of workers

A film by Alejandro Ramirez Anderson
Icarus Films

Excerpt:

“At this moment I’m no longer a doctor. Right now I consider myself a farmer like everyone else.”

On the outskirts of Havana, sandwiched between highways and public housing, a revolution is taking place. Here, in the district of Alamar, a 26-acre farming co-op provides employment for dozens of workers, while producing vegetables and medicinal plants for the local community and beyond.

Following the collapse of the Soviet Bloc in the early 1990s, Cuba was no longer able to access machinery and agricultural chemicals from its former Communist allies. In this difficult environment, the government relaxed economic rules and allowed the formation of cooperatives like the Organopónico Vivero Alamar.

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April 16, 2015   Comments Off on ‘Tierralismo’ – the story of Cuba’s most successful urban farm, Organopónico Vivero Alamar

‘Seeds of Time’ Documentary Opening in Theaters on May 22

Directed Sandy McLeod
Produced By JD Marlow, Emily Triantaphyllis, Chiemi Karasawa

A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Gene banks of the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation inspired rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are already affecting farmers globally. But Fowler’s journey, and our own, is just beginning. From Rome to Russia and, finally, a remote island under the Arctic Circle, his passionate and personal journey may hold the key to saving the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.

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April 10, 2015   Comments Off on ‘Seeds of Time’ Documentary Opening in Theaters on May 22

Profile of an Urban Homesteader in Corvallis, Oregon

Profile of an Urban Homesteader from Cooking Up a Story on Vimeo.

As an urban homesteader—she was chosen in 2012 as 1 of 7 “Homesteaders of the Year” by Mother Earth News

By Rebecca Gerendasy
co-founder
Cooking Up a Story
Food.Farmer.Earth.
March 2015

Excerpt:

As Charlyn Ellis explains in the video, she grows a variety of fruits and vegetables on her property and tries to stay within a 100 mile radius of her home to meet her family’s year-round needs. Everything she grows is eaten on a daily basis: “the soft fruits, the herbs, the lettuces, [and] the greens”. In winter, she augments what she needs at other farms, her CSA and at the farmer’s market. Often she eats what’s in season because that’s when foods are fresh and local, and when they’re out of season—like apples from Chile, she feels they don’t taste as sweet, so she says “why bother”?

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March 25, 2015   Comments Off on Profile of an Urban Homesteader in Corvallis, Oregon

Film: Portrait of an Urban Beekeeper

Portrait of an Urban Beekeeper from Steve Ellington on Vimeo.

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.

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February 25, 2015   Comments Off on Film: Portrait of an Urban Beekeeper

‘City Seeds’ documentary – Urban Farming in Nepal and Uganda

City Seeds from Kyle Robinson on Vimeo.

Excellent 25 minute documentary!

Film by Kyle Robinson
Sustainable Seas Trust
2013-2014
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.

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February 22, 2015   Comments Off on ‘City Seeds’ documentary – Urban Farming in Nepal and Uganda

‘Man in the Maze’ 1 of 5 films to win the Sundance Short Film Challenge

hornsWatch the 8 minute film here on Vimeo.

“…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.”

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February 4, 2015   Comments Off on ‘Man in the Maze’ 1 of 5 films to win the Sundance Short Film Challenge