The Need To Grow
Can we feed the world without destroying the Earth?
With only 60 years of farmable soil left on Earth, "The Need To Grow" offers an intimate look into the hearts of activists and innovators in the food movement: an 8-year-old girl challenges the ethics of a beloved organization; a renegade farmer struggles to keep his land as he revolutionizes resource efficient agriculture; and an accomplished visionary inventor faces catastrophe in the midst of developing a game-changing technology.
"The Need to Grow" delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil — revealing not only the potential of localized food production working with nature, but our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of the Earth.
"The Need To Grow" wants to sharpen our awareness of the issue of soil and sustainable agriculture. The film shows 3 inspiring characters, pioneers for ecological and resistant soil and cultivation solutions. It also shows fascinating innovations and provides a lot of information and answers to the question why we have to find solutions for the global soil and agricultural crisis. We strongly recommend the film to all viewers with an interest in sustainable food and agriculture.
|Director(s):||Rob Herring, Ryan Wirick|
|Script:||Rob Herring, Ryan Wirick|
|Production:||Rob Herring, Ryan Wirick, Rosario Dawson, Damon Giglio, S.J. Murray, Tanner Stewart|
|Actors:||Jeffrey Smith, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Paul Stamets, Rosario Dawson, Alicia Serratos, Kathryn Kellogg Johnson, David King, Michael Smith, Larry Santoyo, Erik Cutter, Monica Serratos, Douglas Gayeton|
|Our age recommendation:||14|
|Country of origin:||United States|
|Shooting Locations:||United States|
|Screening rights:||Earth Conscious Films ()|
The film aims to showcase solutions on all scales so that virtually every viewer, no matter where they live or how much land they have, can be empowered with ideas and tools to start growing some percentage of their own food. – GOOD
Best Environmental Film Sedona International Film Festival 2018 – Filmfreeway
Best Documentary Sonoma International Film Festival – Filmfreeway
Best Documentary - Audience Award Edmonton International Film Festival – Filmfreeway
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