1. Four-Season Farming in the Pacific Northwest


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    While visiting the Olympic Peninsula, we stayed on the beautiful Colinwood Farm in Port Townsend, Washington, where farm manager Jesse Hopkins showed us how greenhouses allow him to grow crops through the cold months of the year. In this video, we follow the life-cycle of an organic zucchini plant from seed to harvest. For more videos visit: http://www.OrganicNation.tv

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    • Designing Urban Farms to Feed Our City


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      The 2nd Annual Jane Jacobs Forum, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, focused on the question of whether New York can (and should) try to become more sustainable in terms of its food supply. Expert panelists Dickson Despommiers, Nevin Cohen, Jennifer Nelkin, Dan Albert and Colin Cathcart discuss these issues with questions posed by Neal Peirce of The Washington Post. Recorded November 3, 2009.

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      • Students Dig In at Yale's Sustainable Farm


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        The Yale Sustainable Food Project was founded in 2001 by Alice Waters and members of the Yale faculty, and the Project now operates a one-acre organic farm in New Haven and directs a sustainable dining program at the university. During our visit, we met with Yale Sustainable Food Project Director Melina Shannon-DiPietro who told us about the explosion of interest in organic farming among students at Yale and across the country. For more information visit: http://www.yale.edu/sustainablefood/ For more videos visit: http://www.OrganicNation.tv Video produced by Dorothee Royal-Hedinger & Mark Andrew Boyer Music by: DOSH

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        • Primo Restaurant: Farm-to-Table Dining


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          In this film, GLP visits Primo Restaurant in Maine, where they're bringing the concept of farm-to-table straight to your dining experience. Primo treasures itself on its extensive garden plot, energy efficient amenities, and flavorful fare. Pulsing with life, Primo’s garden provides chickens, produce, pigs, herbs, grapes, hops, edible flowers, and honey. Each morning, Primo’s gardeners decide what seasonal produce the cooks will prepare for that evening’s delights. Completing the circle, all organic waste is disposed via compost or served to the garden pigs. Primo takes pride in cultivating a sustainably enjoyable atmosphere for both guests and the environment alike.

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          • Leaf Ninjas - local food pioneers


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            A submission for Zooppa's contest : "IBM : People For Smarter Cities". The Leaf Ninjas are a team of local food pioneers in Calgary, AB, Canada. In the last 3 years, these young men have made waves in their community through their efforts in urban farming and edible landscape design. Their impact in the community has been immensely positive, inspiring people of all walks of life to engage in the local food system through starting their own edible gardens as well as supporting local farmers. They are helping to research and promote sustainable growing methods such as Food Forestry in an effort to create a truly sustainable food system for humanity. www.zooppa.com

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            • Edible Buenos Aires - Permacyclists #14


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              Started during the crisis as a space for 'cartoneros', the people gathering garbage to try to earn money, La Huerta de Saavedra later became a community garden, with the food grown there donated to local schools so they could feed students during the day. Today, years after the crisis, the garden continues, but more to give green space to the local community, to show people just what can be done even with a small terrace or balcony than to support the local schools. http://www.permacyclists.com

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              • How to Start Your Own Vegetable Garden with David Solomon of Stone Farms


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                Five years ago, David Solomon abandoned a career in advertising and started working as an apprentice at Escondido based farm La Milpa Organica. Today he is the farm supervisor of Stone Brewing Company's latest venture: Stone Farms. In this video, David gives advice on how to start growing vegetables in your own garden. Includes a step by step tutorial of planting, watering, weeding, harvesting and composting. How to Start Your Own Vegetable Garden on LibraryYOU: https://libraryyou.escondido.org/vegetable-garden.aspx http://libraryyou.escondido.org/

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                • I am Hāloa Official Teaser iamhaloa.org


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                  iamhaloa.org Help us bring this fascinating story of Genealogy, Cultural Identity, Sustainable Agriculture and the importance of reducing Hawaiiʻs dependence on imported foods to the world. This short teaser is an introduction to some of our characters and the ideas that we will discuss during the ACTUAL filming of this film, which is set to start filming on February 15, 2014. The images you see here are just a sample of the characters and story elements. We need your help in order to produce a professional and creatively inspiring version of this story. To find out more about how you can help make this movie a reality, visit our website. iamhaloa.org

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                  • Portrait of a Farmer


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                    When it comes to your food, nature always has the last word. Most pro-organic documentaries make their point by taking stabs at the cruelty and other evils involved in the world of industrialized farming. In this short documentary portrait, Jesse Straight, owner of Whiffletree Farm, shows us a different approach. As he gestures to the beautiful landscapes that surround us he explains, "being a farmer is special because this is my office. You spend your day making animals happy...you get to do things that help the things around you thrive". The passion that Jesse exudes in this film will make you question every fast-food burger you've ever eaten, but for all the right reasons. Director & Editor | Alexis Kikoen Director of Photography | Liz Lane Camera Operation | Susan Thompson & Alexis Kikoen Production Assistant | Chris Jones Producer | Brian Freer

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                    • White Cow Dairy


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                      Illustrator Tommy Kane makes a film about his friend's dairy farm in upstate New York. It is a fun intimate look at a small family run farm. Meet the folks and see how it's done.

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