Videos tagged as 'cleveland'

PolyCultures- Food Deserts Clip

A clip from the 2009 documentary PolyCultures: Food Where We Live. Features the challenges around local food access in many urban neighborhoods in Cleveland and discussion of solutions. Film directed by Tom Kondilas and produced by Brad Masi.

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

 

GardenWalk Cleveland 2011

This short video features a compilation of the perspectives, motivations, and lessons learned from five of Cleveland's urban farmers. Captured during the 2011 GardenWalk Cleveland event on June 25 of 2011, the video represents the diversity of people that make up Cleveland's urban farming and local foods scene. Features a soundtrack by Moby, contributed by the artist. Video facilitated by Jack Ricchiuto and Brad Masi.

25% Shift- Opporunities in the NEO Local Food Economy

Leslie Schaller with the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACENet) in Athens, Ohio reflects on what she sees as the opportunities and challenges for a 25% Shift in food localization for Northeast Ohio. She notes in particular the rich base of assets between the diverse cities and rural enterprises in the region. The challenge remains how to create proactive and collaborative networks to best capitalize on these regional assets.

25% Shift- Regional Food Authorities

 Michael Shuman, principle director of the 25% Shift- regional food study for the Northeast Ohio local food system, talks about the benefits of organizing Local Food Authorities as a mechanism to make capital available to a variety of local food businesses.

Rhizomic Growth

Collaboration designer and author Jack Ricchiuto presents the concept of rhizomic growth, based on the growth of plants like ginger that send out underground stems or rhizomes that grow other stems. In a social setting, rhizomic growth refers to a more collaborative system, in which gardens grow other gardens or businesses grow other businesses. In this time of economic struggle, this model presents a new approch to growing organizations, communities, and economies that are more dynamic, more innovative, and more collaborative. Rather than looking at individual farms or restaurants as compeitors with each other, can they become collaborators, helping to support and grow each other and over time grow an overall local food economy?

Edible Forest Garden at the Intergenerational School

Video featuring a short interview with Dave Jacke, permacutlure designer and author of the two volume books titled- Edible Forest Gardening. Jacke was visiting Cleveland to offer a weekend workshop at the Intergenerational School in Cleveland, a school focused on experiential education and bridging younger and older generations in collaborative learning processes. With the leadership of local permaculture designer Brett Joseph, the edible forest garden was established in a courtyard of the school, replacing mowed grass and a relatively un-used space on campus grown into a biologically diverse forest garden for learning, eating, and community gathering. To learn more, check out www.edibleforestgardening.com