Good food is key to our survival and well-being. Eating local food is a powerful solution-multiplier — it reduces our carbon footprint, pollution, and waste, while creating dignified livelihood opportunities, strengthening communities and local economies, and strengthening our bodies with healthy fresh food in the process.
We have compiled this collection of free-to-view short films that feature local food and farming projects around the world — with a particular focus on projects started by young people.
We want to say a big thank you to all the farmers featured in these films and to the filmmakers who brought their stories to life!
We encourage you to use these films to engage your local community around food and farming! Organize film screenings and discussion parties. Have your friends bring their favorite local food dishes. Use the short films along with a feature film from our list of Films for Change, or as an introduction to the Local Futures documentary, The Economics of Happiness.
Photo Credits: 1) Age of the Farmer, 2) 13 Years Living Off the Land, 3) The Espanola Farmers Market in New Mexico!, 4) On the Shores of This Bay, 5) Our Land Series: Adaptive Seeds, 6) Organic Urban Farming on a 1/2-Acre Property in Oxford, UK, 7) Lives of Others | Sustainable Agriculture in India, Blog) Children’s Garden – Stearns Farm CSA (Flickr; CC BY-ND 2.0)