5 Best Free Films about Gardening, Farming and Permaculture

5 Best Free Films about Gardening, Farming and Permaculture

A couple weeks ago I shared with you my favorite homesteading/farming/gardening books. Today, continuing in the same vein, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite farming videos. Now some of these videos are longer, feature length, films but they weren’t big box office hits. They are small independent films and I just love them for the reality that they capture, the good, the bad and the ugly that farming and gardening is.

Both of these first two films are similar in idea and content. They both feature three different “small” independent organic farms in three similar areas. The major commonality they all have is that they feature first generation farmers, meaning their farms haven’t been passed down from generation to generation.

The first film I’m going to share with you is the Canadian version called To Make a Farm featuring Green Being FarmCedar Down Farm and Littlepath Farm.  Pat and I saw this movie in a theatre a couple years ago. I really enjoyed it and Pat was suitably impressed :). You can click on the link or check out the website here. Or you can check out a preview below.

If you live in Canada, you can go to the TVO website and watch the whole thing there, but apparently, it doesn’t work if you live outside Canada.

My other favorite movie is called Small Farm Rising and it is the first farm-related film I saw. It features Essex Farm (home of Kristin Kimball, author of The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love) it also features Asgaard Farm and Dairy and Fledging Crow Farm. You might remember from my farm book post that I’ve read The Dirty Life a few times and just loved it, so it was really neat to see a bit of the farm in action 8 yrs? after the book was written (the book is the story of the Kristin and Mark’s first year on the farm).

Next, we have some of my favorite youtube channels and websites dedicated to farming, homesteading and permaculture.

First up is Curtis Stone, (the urban farmer not the chef!)and his intro video is below or you can just click on his channel here.

And next, we have Geoff Lawton, who I learned so so much about permaculture. His youtube channel is here, but also be sure to check out his website here and sign up for his series of videos that are 100% free.

Ok one last one is Mr. Charles Dowding and his website here where you can learn and be inspired by his no-dig method and a sampling of his videos below.

So there you go, my favorite movies about farming! I love watching and reading these types of things, especially in winter, it gets me so inspired about doing what we want to do (although probably not as big of scale as these :)Have a great weekend!

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Disclaimer: I have not been paid or “perked” for my opinions in this post. All thoughts and opinions are purely my own. 



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