An Interview with Dan Malloy about his new short film, Harvesting Liberty

Last week, Dan Malloy’s latest film, Harvesting Liberty, was released. His film investigates hemp, it’s place in American agriculture, and the fabric of small farmers – once valued as America’s backbone – who are fighting to reinstate hemp as a vital crop across America. This film showcases one mans experience and efforts to provide veterans access…

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Age Of The Farmer

Age of the Farmer from Spencer MacDonald on Vimeo. “65 is the average age of farmers, and there are not enough young farmers to replace them. How did we get here?”** In the summer of 2015, Eva Verbeeck asked me to join her on a trip throughout the Pacific Northwest to produce a short film…

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Growing by Fergal Smith

Have you been watching this series from Line 9 and Fergal Smith called “Growing”? It’s pretty much everything we are thinking about right now — farming and surfing. And it’s pretty epic. If you haven’t been keeping up or aren’t familiar at all, you should really watch from the beginning. The latest episode, #13 (!)…

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diy gardening

DIY Self-Watering Planter Bed

Here in California, we’re thirstier than ever. Our reservoirs are drying up and rainfall has his catastrophic lows. We’re doing our part to take shorter showers and wash dishes more consciously, but most of what drinks up the precious water that we have in our fine state is agriculture. This is a huge, possibly the…

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Surfer writes on back-to-the-land movement

A few years ago, writer and surfer Joseph Conway moved from San Francisco to Maine in order to capture the age-old American dream, the one where Americans own land and live off of it. It was a chance to free himself from the “rat-race” and “escape the complications of modernity,” but he wasn’t going to…

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