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									                                                                                                           food system. That includes providing
                                               The                                                         access to and protection of foodlands;
                                                                                                           supporting local, small scale growers and
                                               Media Beat                                                  producers; and educating, communicat-
                                                                                                           ing and celebrating with local food com-
                                               Editor Wendy Priesnitz
                                               shares her favorite
                                               sources of green
                                               information and


                                               ments. Called Homegrown and directed
                                               by Robert McFalls, the film is an inti-
                                               mate human portrait of what it’s like to
                                               live like “Little House on the Prairie” in
                                               the 21st Century. Last summer and fall, it
                                               screened to sold-out audiences at film
                                               festivals in the U.S., Canada and the
                                               U.K. Details and a trailer are at                           Creative Reuse
A    s our awareness grows about the en-
     vironmental and health issues of im-
                                                                                                           A    rtists and craftspeople have always
                                                                                                                been recyclers by nature but, for
                                                                                                           many, it has not only become a thrifty
ported, factory farmed food, increasing        Farmers Rock                                                choice but a moral imperative. In the new
numbers of people are growing vegeta-
ble gardens in their backyards. However,
not everyone has dedicated themselves
                                               F   armFolk/CityFolk
                                                   has just launched
                                               a web project that’s not
                                                                                                           book 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse by
                                                                                                           Garth Johnston (Quarry, 2009), they
                                                                                                           share their projects as a way of both
to the task in the way the Dervaes family      quite a rock video, but it                                  showcasing their work and inspiring the
has. The family of four runs a small or-       does show that sustainable farmers and                      rest of us to remake, restyle, recycle and
ganic farm in the heart of urban Pasa-         city growers rock! FarmFolk/CityFolk                        renew. The work in this photography
dena, California. While living off the         Heroes is a six-minute video/slide show                     book ranges from clever and humble per-
grid, they harvest over six thousand           homage to twenty-seven sustainable                          sonal accessories to unique and impor-
pounds of produce on less than a quarter       farmers and city growers with photogra-                     tant large-scale works of art. It includes
of an 
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