Food, Agriculture, Forestry, Soil, Minerals and Natural Resources

Food, Agriculture, Forestry, Soil, Minerals and Natural Resources

Thoughtful views of the resource that most defines man, and his stewardship of it.

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Food, Agriculture, Forestry, Soil, Minerals and Natural Resources
  • No Room to Move

    No Room To Move explores the effect of urban sprawl on sensitive wildlife in Florida – developers entomb tortoises as they construct homes, and speeding cars kill bears as they cross Floridas busy roads. This thirty-minute documentary also examines how Florida could accommodate the needs of its w...

  • ALMA a film by Patrick Rouxel

    Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon forest and the industries destroying it. The film is a poetic ride on beauty of the Brazilian rainforest and the suffering that accompan...

  • Sepp Holzer Permaculture - Farming with Nature

    A beautiful fishpond system with its own water power station, 9000 fruit trees and many other plants support each other in this biotope. 30 different types of potatoes, many different grains, fruits, vegetables, herbs and wildflowers are growing just about everywhere: in the forest, on extremely ...

  • Sepp Holzer Permaculture - Aquaculture

    Fishponds on a mountain farm: an unusual sight at these altitudes. On an Austrian mountain, permaculture farmer Sepp Holzer created more than 70 ponds and wetland areas covering about 3 hectares. Aquaculture is about the sustainable use of water.

  • Sepp Holzer Permaculture - Terraces & Raised Beds

    Lungau, Austria. Pine forest carpets the alpine foothills. It looks natural, a typical scene from a tourist brochure- but it was not always so. This landscape used to support diverse flora and fauna until the pine trees were planted making the soil acidic…and acidic soil is completely unsuited to...

  • Losing The West

    Losing the West is a documentary on small ranching and farming, exemplified by the story of a lifelong Colorado cowboy. Howard Linscott IS the original Marlboro Man, a gruff, chain-smoking 70-year-old who’s been ranching all his life. With sweeping shots of the Colorado Rockies, the film explores...

  • Trees

    TREES: a comic warning about the devastating effects of clear-cutting our rainforests. 2 mins.

    DIRECTOR: Randy Wakerlin
    VOICEOVER TALENT: SpongeBob’s Tom Kenny and Jill Taley
    Producer: Matt Briggs
    Writer: Clark Taylor

  • Gimme Green

    Gimme Green is a humorous look at the American obsession with the residential lawn and the effects it has on our environment, our wallets, and our outlook on life. Lawns are undeniably an American symbol. But what do they really symbolize? Pride and prosperity? Or waste and conformity?

    It’s es...

  • THE PRICE OF SAND Silica Mines, Small Towns, and Money

    “The Price of Sand” is a documentary about the frac sand mining boom in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Due to a rapid increase in demand, pure silica sand has become a valuable commodity, and mines are opening here at a rapid rate.

    The silica used in hydraulic fracturing (aka : “fracking”), has othe...

  • FED UP (2002)

    About 70% of the food we eat contains genetically engineered ingredients and the biotech industry is spending $50 million a year to convince us that this technology is our only hope. Using hilarious and disturbing archival footage and featuring interviews with farmers, scientists, government offi...

  • Forest Through the Trees

    Humboldt County’s Pacific Lumber Company is cutting down the state’s most primeval ancient redwood forest. In Mendocino County, where old-growth redwoods are long gone, multinational timber giant Louisiana Pacific provokes a storm of outrage by converting its vast redwood forests to fiber plantat...

  • El Dorado

    A story of a community in conflict in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The film takes an unusually unbiased look at four local residents, two timber workers and two environmentalists, as they try to balance the health of the forest with the jobs of the workers who depend on it.

    Filmmaker and journ...

  • WATERSHED REVOLUTION

    Watershed Revolution is a 30-minute film that profiles community members and organizations working to protect and restore Ventura, California’s watershed. It highlights the need for open space and floodplain protection, sustainable agriculture, and community awareness of our most precious resourc...

  • PERFECT COMPOST a Masterclass with Peter Proctor

    Peter Proctor is New Zealand’s father of biodynamic agriculture. Compost is the fundamental element in all gardening & farming. This master class takes you through the compost making process from gathering and assembling your materials to creating the perfect compost heap.

  • DYING GREEN

    Set in the foothills of the Appalachians, this film explores one man’s vision of using green burials to conserve land. Dr. Billy Campbell, the town’s only physician, and his efforts have radically changed our understanding of burials in the United States. Dr. Campbell’s dream is to conserve one m...

  • A CHANGING DELTA : Restoring the Colorado River Delta in Mexico

    Left for dead after decades of neglect, the terminus of the Colorado River in Northern Mexico was once a vibrant wetland ecosystem the size of Rhode Island. “A Changing Delta” chronicles the stories, issues, and people of the Colorado River Delta in Mexico, and what they’ve done to reconnect one ...

  • Powell to Powell

    From June through September 2012 Will Stauffer-Norris, Zak Podmore and friends walked, kayaked, and rafted from Rocky Mountain National Park to Lake Powell along the Colorado River. Along the way they talked to over 30 people involved in the Colorado: farmers, ranchers, water managers, profession...

  • The Ethics of Fracking

    A look at the ethics of the natural gas extraction process known as “fracking”. The film covers political, spiritual, scientific, medical, and professional points of views of hydraulic fracturing. It also takes a look at the deceiving advertising the gas industry heavily relies on.

    Partic...

  • The Greenhouse of the Future

    “The Greenhouse of the Future” outlines the design and step by step building of a radically sustainable passive solar greenhouse built from up-cycled materials (tires – wood – glass bottles) and operates using fully renewable natural energies. By building this greenhouse with your family or your ...

  • The Edge of the Wild

    The Edge of the Wild is a documentary about a 30-year land-use battle over privately owned property that is also home to endangered butterflies. The film takes place on San Bruno Mountain, a remarkably intact wilderness that is completely surrounded by urbanization and is just one mile south of S...

  • GROWING CHANGE׃ a Journey Inside Venezuela's Food Revolution

    Growing Change: A Journey Inside Venezuela’s Food Revolution follows the filmmaker’s journey to understand why current food systems leave hundreds of millions of people in hunger. It’s a journey to understand how the world will feed itself in the future in the face of major environmental challeng...