We have created this series of films to celebrate and interpret intervention, undertaken by individuals and communities, to shift our food and farm economy. These episodes each address a major systemic failure of the old food economy: toxicity, monoculture, monopoly, inequity, exploitation, drought, vulnerability to climate change etc. Each of these characteristics of our current system makes it inadequate to our needs, but our critique counts for nothing if we do not act. Each film introduces us to the people who have identified a point of intervention, and have put their shoulder to the task. It will likely take a generation-long commitment to rebuild a healthy, regional farm economy.
This is OUR LAND, and our future, it’s an opportunity: let’s fight for it.
This series was produced by The Greenhorns, an unconventional organization devoted to agrarian cultural revival through community organizing, and grassroots media. Please visit our site for radio, almanacs, anthologies, guidebooks, and much more!
Directed and produced by Severine von Tscharner Fleming, The Greenhorns
Cinematography by Jordan Kinley, intothewoods.tv
Additional cinematography by Ben Stechshulte
Edited by Tyler Christie, tylerchristie.com
Graphics by Amy Franceschini, Future Farmers
Production support from Sarah Tautin
Web Development by Luka Miro
OUR LAND series is a partnership with Agrarian Trust, a project of the Schumacher Center for New Economics. Agrarian Trust has the mission to support next generation farmers with land access. You can download Affording Our Land, a Greenhorns guide to finance.