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This page features videos about food justice, race and equity, agriculture, fisheries, and related food system issues. 

One in a series of 8 short films about Maine farmers, created by Maine Farmland Trust and Pull-Start Pictures. The films offer a glimpse at the many different types of farms in the state: from the potato harvest in Aroostook County, to the innovations of a seventh-generation farmer Downeast, to the struggles of a dairy farmer in Western Maine, the short films remind viewers that farming is more than just a historical feature of Maine; farming in Maine is alive and well.

Now into their ninth generation on a beautiful swath of the coast in Edmunds, Maine, the Bell family has an unbelievably diverse operation, from chicken and beef to vegetables and dairy at Tide Mill Farm. “Even in this county, being the most economically depressed county in the entire northeast, we’re carving out a living selling local stuff to local people.”

Join Migrant Justice on June 20th to demonstrate to Ben & Jerry's the growing support across the country for farmworker's call for Ben & Jerry's to join the Milk with Dignity Program! 

Learn more about Migrant Justice and the June 20th Day of Action.

“Harvesting Rhode Island” is a television series with Rhode Island PBS – TV promoting public awareness through folk life studies by interpreting how this historically significant way of life on the farm will manage to survive.  The pilot explores how traditional systems can be creatively maintained and become more of a dynamic marketplace.  Introducing the general public to the farmers of Rhode Island provides insights into the complex but easily taken-for-granted process behind products they consume. See more at

Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions; we hear a lot about the need to minimize footprints and to reduce our impact. But what if our footprints were beneficial? What if we could meet human needs while increasing the health and well-being of our planet? This is the premise behind permaculture: a design process based on the replication of patterns found in nature. INHABIT explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design lens of permaculture. Focused mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the United States, Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes.

Check out the INHABIT website for screenings and more information.

Watch Natasha Bowens, author of "The Color of Food", give the keynote address at the 33rd annual NOFA-VT winter conference. Recorded February 14, 2015.