Peppered with priceless footage of the origins of the organic movement, this film delves head-first into where we came from and where we’re going. Our favorite quote from the trailer? “Organic can get better.” Spoiler alert: the Greenhorns are in this film. Fund them here!
Because some weeks, and I think this is one of them, poetry is the thing that will carry us up.
The Land for our Food is a documentary movie produced by the Access to Land network and directed by Julio Molina. The video takes us on the journey of Gavin Bridger, a grower from the Community Supported Agriculture project of Farnham Local Food in England, through various European countries in his quest of accessing land for agroecological farming. The Farnham community food project is actually in search of land and Gavin discovers that this is by far an isolated problem! All over Europe the difficulty to find suitable and affordable land is posing a great barrier to the development of sustainable and often small-scale agriculture. His mentor, Rachel Harries from the Soil Association, links Gavin up to the Access to Land network and the journey is on its way.
This road-movie documentary gives us insights into the contexts and approaches of civil society initiatives from various countries in Europe regarding access to land: England, France, Spain, Italy and Romania. Gavin meets some of the initiatives from the Access to Land network, and also meets farmers and journalist George Monbiot to better understand the scope and historical roots of access to land issues. This documentary provides a very concrete introduction to access to land issues in Europe and captures a range of practical experiences in a unique way!
The film tells the story of the farm advocates we have worked with since 1985, many of whom experienced the Farm Crisis of the 1980s and wanted to use what they learned to help other farmers. Farm Aid took on this project to ensure that we preserve the legacy of Farm Advocates for future generations and to inspire and recruit new Farm Advocates to keep the movement going.
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