1. Urban fruit for urban communities – developing a skilled community of Londoners to plant, care for and harvest fruit trees, thereby connecting urban communities and increasing access to fresh fruit.
    http://www.twitter.com/londonorchard
    http://www.thelondonorchardproject.org
    Videography by Jason Gleeson

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  2. Homegrown Revolution (2008) is a film short that gives a brief introduction to the Dervaes Family's urban homestead which they call "Path to Freedom." On this tiny city lot, a beautiful and productive oasis was created, producing 6,000 lbs of food annually and is a model of urban sustainability.

    Film premiers at the WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL (Jan 9-11, 2009)

    http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org

    ------About Path to Freedom------

    Since the mid 1980s, members of the Dervaes family have steadily worked at transforming their ordinary city lot in Pasadena into a thriving organic micro farm that supplies them with food all year round. These eco-pioneers also run a successful home business providing their surplus produce to local restaurants. Through their adventures in growing and preserving their own food, installing a solar power system, home-brewing biodiesel for fuel, raising backyard farm animals, and learning back-to-basics skills, these modern-day pioneers have revived the old-fashioned spirit of self-reliance and resourcefulness.

    Since 2001, their website has inspired hundreds of thousands to take steps towards a sustainable future and has generated a 21st century urban homestead movement.

    visit their blog at http://www.urbanhomestead.org/journal

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  3. Transforming urban food production - http://www.spark.poptech.org

    # vimeo.com/15997939 Uploaded 112K Plays 13 Comments
  4. Urban NYC farmers have set their eyes on a new prize: transforming privately owned backyards into lush, fruitful farmlands.

    By signing up to share your yard with a urban farmer, you can eat fresh from your own personal farm during the harvest months, and even sell produce to your neighbors - growing a community built around fresh local food. The best part is, you don't even have to lift a finger, BK Farmyards does all the farming for you...

    Find out more at bkfarmyards.com

    Shot & Edited by storyteller, Liza de Guia.
    Follow my food obsessions on Twitter: SkeeterNYC

    More videos to come on foodcurated.com

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  5. Selected clip from the feature length documentary In Organic We Trust.

    Directed by: Kip Pastor

    for more information about In Organic We Trust contact Kip Pastor @ kip@pastorpictures.com

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