America's Agricultural Revival
Please take time to watch the trailer below for another important film titled: The Greenhorns. I hope it inspires you to do something about supporting a better food supply.
The documentary focuses on the lives of a new generation of farmers from Cali to Maine. Its intention is to support, promote and recruit young farmers. A word from the director, Severine von Tscharner Fleming, of this worthy film:
We young farmers are an emergent social movement. We exist. There are a lot of us from coast to coast, and all sorts of unexpected places between—all over the world. We are serious, and if there were about 20 million of us, we could probably feed the whole United States.
My premise is simple. If I can make a movie showing you what is possible, introduce you to these myriad rockstars, I believe I can inspire more of my generation to become farmers.
Our job in this generation is to rethink, recycle, retrofit and restore our land and our community; the Greenhorns have come to this revelation and taken action. This film is a way to convene a movement that is for now quite thinly spread out on the ground. Population density of young farmers might be as low as 1-2 per county in America. Yet, once seen as a whole in the film, you will find it an attractive and coherent sub-culture: proud, strong, tough, and a little bit nuts.
Being a young farmer is a good thing, a fun thing, a hard thing, and worthwhile. My parents are skeptical about farming, and so are many of my friends. The point of the movie is to prove that it is possible to succeed. The young farmers that we’ve been meeting are the leading edge of a revolutionary trend. They are tracing the shape of an agrarian future: more farms, more farmers, better food.