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For the Love of Food Teaser (Early Childhood Version)

Feature-length documentary that explores the local food web of Oberlin, a small college town in Northeast Ohio, that has long been a pioneer in local food system efforts.From backyard homesteaders to beat-boxing pre-school chefs, this film demonstrates the power of local food systems to build a stronger local economy and a greater sense of community. Includes a community discusion about whether or not it would be possible or desirable to localize 70% of Oberlin's food supply.Written and directed by Brad Masi with cinematography by Mika Johnson.

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PolyCultures Trailer 2

 

Filmed in 2007-08, PolyCultures provides a ground-level view of the early stages of a growing local food movement in Northeast Ohio.The term “polycultures” traditionally refers to biologically diverse farm systems. The film takes this a step further, showing people from different backgrounds taking coordinated action around creation of a healthy food system. PolyCultures reveals local foods as the intersection of health, community, environment, and local economy. The film features a range of both grassroots perspectives and commentary from leading national writers and experts, including Michael Pollan, Michael Ruhlman, and David Orr. The film premiered at the 2009 Cleveland International Film Festival, was broadcast on WVIZ, and has played at six other film festivals world-wide. The film was produced by Brad Masi and directed by Tom Kondilas (Making Waves). 

Running Time: 55 minutes

 

PolyCultures: Food Where We Live Trailer 1

 

Filmed in 2007-08, PolyCultures provides a ground-level view of the early stages of a growing local food movement in Northeast Ohio.The term “polycultures” traditionally refers to biologically diverse farm systems. The film takes this a step further, showing people from different backgrounds taking coordinated action around creation of a healthy food system. PolyCultures reveals local foods as the intersection of health, community, environment, and local economy. The film features a range of both grassroots perspectives and commentary from leading national writers and experts, including Michael Pollan, Michael Ruhlman, and David Orr. The film premiered at the 2009 Cleveland International Film Festival, was broadcast on WVIZ, and has played at six other film festivals world-wide. The film was produced by Brad Masi and directed by Tom Kondilas (Making Waves). 

Running Time: 55 minutes

 

For the Love of Food

Feature-length documentary that explores the local food web of Oberlin, a small college town in Northeast Ohio, that has long been a pioneer in local food system efforts.From backyard homesteaders to beat-boxing pre-school chefs, this film demonstrates the power of local food systems to build a stronger local economy and a greater sense of community. Includes a community discusion about whether or not it would be possible or desirable to localize 70% of Oberlin's food supply.Written and directed by Brad Masi with cinematography by Mika Johnson.

Community Investment in Local Food Systems

Presentation about food localization efforts at Oberlin in conjunction with the Oberlin Project, a community-wide effort to transition to a post-fossil-fuel economy. Presented at the annual conference for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) in March of 2012.

Introduction to Oberlin Early Childhood Center Local Foods Initiative

Dave Sokoll, pre-school meal chef, introduces the Oberlin Early Childhood Center and their local and healthy foods initiative.

Challenges of Promoting Healthy Diets for Youth

Dave Sokoll, chef at the Oberlin Early Childhood Center, discusses the challenges of introducing locally grown and healthy foods to a pre-school meal program. The children are not always receptive to locally-grown cuisine, but can learn to like it over time.

Engaging Local Chefs with School Meal Programs

Dave Sokoll shares his experiences working with Brian Donely, chef of Diso's Bistro in Lorain, to learn culinary skills for preparing pre-school meals that include local foods. Chef Donely volunteers one day a week to develop recipes and assist Dave with developing his culinary skills.

Is Local Food More Expensive?

Oberlin Early Childhood Center chef Dave Sokoll shares his experience with local food and the oft-asked question, is it more expensive?

Connecting Farmers with Pre-School Meal Program

Dave Sokoll describes how he organized a supply network of local farmers to supply food for a pre-school meal program at the Oberlin Early Childhood Center. He draws on the experiences and networks from his time as an Oberlin College student and later as a truck driver for City Fresh.