ReInventing The World II Series
Garden tour that proves that growing food can be an avenue to social change.
CULTIVATING CHANGE is an invigorating tour of garden projects in both the United States and Canada. It tells the story of how growing and cooking food can be a remarkable avenue to social change. In San Francisco, for instance, Catherine Sneed's Garden Project has transformed the lives of members of poor inner city communities and created bonds between community members and the police force. In Canada, organizations like Farm Folk, City Folk and First Harvest have helped put meaning back in the lives of people living in cities by reconnecting them to food and the land. Through gardening, organic food production, and cooking, people learn to nurture life and see their hard work turn into something positive. They learn respect for food, for life, and most importantly for themselves.
Directed by David Springbett and Heather MacAndrew
Produced by Asterisk Productions, Ltd.
Host and Narrator: Des Kennedy
Produced in association with Vision TV
CULTIVATING CHANGE, and its companion program ECONOMICS, from the second installment of REINVENTING THE WORLD, introduce us to innovative people and their ideas for practical solutions to the big problems affecting all of us. Hosted by Canadian author, gardener, and activist Des Kennedy, both programs offer clear alternatives to the questions we are all facing at the beginning of this new millennium.
The other program in the series is Economics.
Grade Level: 10-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2001
Copyright Date: 2001
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-276-9
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-905-3
Awards and Festivals
Honorable Mention, EarthVision International Environmental Video Festival
Economics and its relation to social change and our lifestyles.
ReInventing the World II
Two 50-minute videos that offer practical solutions to the big problems affecting all of us.
ReInventing The World
Three 50-minute programs on creating sustainable cities, food systems, and lifestyles.
Is "sustainable cities" an oxymoron or can they be made to work?
Devising a sustainable food system -- one that is healthy, accessible, and affordable.
Work and Time
A program about stress. How we can overcome being over-worked and out of time?
A model of community supported agriculture in the midst of suburban sprawl.
Communities in Toronto and Oakland take back and revitalize public spaces.