New Farms Big Success
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This inspiring documentary, presents three ecologically responsible farms in the USA and Canada. Their unique business plans eliminate the middle man, use sustainable methods and few fossil fuels and show a decent living can be made! These new farming practices avoid the destructive trap of industrial food production and its financial burden. With the participation of Ban Ki Moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations and leading USA environmentalist, author and educator, Bill McKibben, this documentary provides critical information to develop an enduring, local food network in a time of climate change.
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The three rock star farmers:
Kristin Kimball, author of The Dirty Life and farmer of Essex Farm
Jean-Martin Fortier, author of The Market Gardener and farmer of Les Jardins de la Grelinette
Lauren Rathmell, greenhouse manager of Lufa Farms.
This documentary includes the official point of view of The Convention on Biodiversity, the UN office specialized in the protection of life on Earth, about the links between climate change, biodiversity and farming.
Copyright ©2014-2015 Monde Films.
Running Time: 52 minutes. NTSC - Colour
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I read the market gardener and then listened to a podcast featuring Jean Martin Fortier. I am totally impressed with what he's accomplished. We have been doing CSA for 20 odd years. We know the hard work that goes into it. We also are strong believers that this is the way well have to feed the future generations, glad that somebody did an inspirational film on market gardening and responsible agriculture in general.
Linda Borno, farmer in BC, Canada.
I discovered this film after reading an article about Jean Martin Fortier's market farm in Quebec. I am also a fan of Kristin Kimball farm model. Like many of my friends I tends to be very interested in environmental and sustainability issues. I imagine there are several regions in the U.S that would warmly receive your film. I'll be sure to check back for the pay per view option.
Ryan Metz, Denver, USA.
Your documentary is really interesting! ... With very good examples of new farming methods, environmentally and economically viable.
- Mathieu LEPORINI - FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS)
conferences series about Climate Change and Solutions from Innovation.