This feature-length documentary from the Pacific Northwest examines Community-Supported Agriculture (csa), through which consumers buy shares of a local farm’s harvest, receiving a weekly supply of fresh food throughout the growing season. Small-scale organic farmers and csa members from around the South Puget Sound region share their views on the present reality of small-scale farming and its impact on farmers, consumers, and the local community as a whole.
With issues of sustainability and food security coming to the fore throughout North America and beyond, Growing Awareness illustrates the importance of local small farms to a community and critiques the emergence of an organic-industrial complex as well as the modern corporate-controlled and government-subsidized global food system.
“This is the film you need to show to all of your friends and relatives whose eating habits might be questionable…The rich, vivid colors of the vegetables speak to your stomach, while the thoughtful commentary addresses your reason. I believe this film was shot on video, but the quality is very close to celluloid.” —Urban Honking
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“Growing Awareness tells the story of several small-scale wholesale organic producers who have shifted to direct market CSA operations in the face of increased competition from large organic factory farms. The film also discusses through producer, academic and CSA member interviews, how our globalized food system and increasing demand for food security makes buying locally produced goods one of our most powerful weapons in breaking the control of industrialized food consumption.” –-Change.org
Nov 30, 2009, 06:41:25
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