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What is an Urban Farm?

May 7th, 2012 | by Guest Author

How do you define an "urban farm?" Film maker Dan Susman, co-creator of the forthcoming Growing Cities, tries to do so after witnessing dozens of efforts to produce food in urban settings


The Urban Farm Comes to Film: Growing Cities

April 30th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette saw that, despite the growth of urban agriculture around the United States, there wasn't much going on in their home town of Omaha, Nebraska on this front... so they decided to strike out on a road trip to see what was happening in other cities. Growing Cities, a feature-length documentary, is the result of that road trip


5 Problems with Being a Throwaway Society (Film)

February 23rd, 2012 | by SnagFilms

Where does trash really go? A common misconception is that if we simply throw something away, then it will magically go to a place where we can forget about it forever. However, acting out of convenience and without consideration for the bigger environmental picture (and for our future), we have contributed to a throwaway culture in America. The SnagFilms documentary Trashed illuminates five major ways in which the seemingly trivial act of throwing away garbage has much more profound environmental and societal implications


5 Reasons We Should be Concerned about Fracking (Film)

February 7th, 2012 | by SnagFilms

We all know that the affordability, efficiency, and sustainability of cleaner, greener energy will be a major challenge for this century. Some have called natural gas a better and cleaner energy source; yet, even if we set aside this hot air, the process of extracting the gas (called hydraulic fracturing or fracking) proves problematic for both environmentalists as well as those in proximity to the wells. SnagFilms' After the Gas Rush series explores the dangers associated with natural gas fracking


Urban Farming in Detroit

July 27th, 2011 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Editor’s note: This post is the first in our series on urban agriculture success stories. Under 50 years old? Than



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