Monday, April 28, 2008

Review-The Dirt on The Real Dirt

I went to see 'The Real Dirt on Farmer John' on Friday. It is a documentary film about a man who takes over his father's farm and goes through all the struggles you could possibly imagine...and more. His neighbors think he has a cult on the farm and he has to sell off most of the land and his equipment. Although he runs off to Mexico several times to clear his mind, he keeps coming back to the farm. He eventually discovers the CSA model and now his farm has over 1,200 members!

All in all, I liked the movie. There are some quirky parts that made me laugh and others that broke my heart.

Big thanks to D.C. Urban Gardeners for hosting the film night! It was so well attended that they are hosting another screening soon. They are going to show 'The Power of Community', a documentary about how Cuba survived the collapse of the Soviet Union by going organic.