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This 36-minute documentary film – produced by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future - showcases six projects from around the United States that are increasing access to healthy food in varied ways – from a pioneering farm-to-school project to creative supermarket financing to cooking classes in a doctor's office and a teen-managed grocery store.
Demos President Heather McGhee and UC Berkeley Law Professor and author of Dog Whistle Politics Ian Haney López tell the story of how racism fuels economic inequality and what we can do about.
Scientific American tells the story of Bren Smith, owner of Connecticut-based Thimble Island Oyster Company, director of the organization Greenwave, winner of the 2015 Fuller Challenge, and Ashoka Fellow, who started growing kelp and shellfish as a reaction to several crises he faced in his own life: overfishing, climate change, and rampant unemployment in the fishing industry. He was working on the Bering Sea when the cod stocks crashed, and he lost oyster crops to both ocean acidification and two hurricanes. Based in part on the research of Dr. Charles Yarish at the University of Connecticut, Smith’s 3-D ocean farming model uses the entire ocean column to grow as many different foods as possible in as small an area as possible.
The land we use to grow our food--whether it's a hilltop dairy farm, a valley vegetable field, or an urban community garden — is irreplaceable. Farmers from farms throughout the Connecticut River Valley region share why preserving their land forever was good for them — and for all of us.
See more of these farmers’ stories, watch all 5 videos and find out how you can help at foreverfarmland.org