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Plant This Movie
Plant This Movie
Plant This Movie
Item#: PTM-799
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Running Time: 83 minutes
Grades 9 Adult
A Film by Karney Hatch
Closed Captioned Scene Selection

 

REVIEWS

"Highly Recommended. Visits gardening sites across the world where urban gardeners are successful raising fish, vegetables and fruits. The information presented is valid and accurate as it portrays farming of yesteryear to now. The message is clear -- urban gardens do work to produce fresh food as they did in the past."
- Science Books and Films (AAAS)

"Recommended. Aims to explore the evolution of our relationship with food and the wasted space and resource that is the 21st century lawn. This documentary is lot about returning. A return to victory gardens and having a closer relationship to the food we eat. A return to health, community, and nature as an answer to a number of social ills."
Educational Media Reviews Online

"Weaves the web of connections between many of the social and environmental problems we face today, and shows that their solution lies in the empowering creative joy of growing our own food."
Chris Summerville, Lecturer, Sustainability & Literature, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan.

 

FILM FESTIVALS

World Premiere,
Portland Film Festival

Official Selection.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival

FICMA Environmental Film Festival,
Barcelona, Spain.

African, Asian, and Latin American Film Festival
Milan, Italy

New Urbanism Film Festival

Midwest Urban Farmers Summit

 

 

All prices include DVD and limited PPR
K-12 Schools, Public Libraries & Community Groups: $89
Colleges, Government, Business: $295
Colleges, Government, Business (with DSL): $595


Narrated by Darryl Hannah

Plant This Movie presents a comprehensive look at the evolution and growing impact of the international urban agriculture movement -- from cities across the United States to diverse countries around the world.

Featuring leading urban farming advocates, the film explores the inspiring success story of Cuba, and travels globally to communities of urban farmers in Shanghai, Calcutta, Addis Ababa, London, and Lima.

In the US, the film visits innovative projects in New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Philadelphia and Portland including the largest rooftop garden in the world, blighted areas transformed into urban farms, student-run gardens and CSA, and other projects that show the explosion of creative local efforts.

The film begins by tracing the evolution of the household yard in America from a necessary source for food to the ubiquitous lawn, now the # 1 irrigated urban crop. After the highly productive Victory Gardens of WWII, the country moved rapidly to a more centralized food system, and people became divorced from the source of their food.

As Plant This Movie vividly illustrates, the ingredients for scaling up urban farming and reconnecting people to the food we eat are now all around us. The movement provides hope that people across the nation and the world will once again have access to healthier, locally grown food, using the land near where they live as a primary source.