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Edible City: Grow the Revolution

2012, Environment  -   13 Comments
Ratings: 8.00/10 from 12 users.

Edible City is a fun, fast-paced journey through the Local Good Food movement that's taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.

Introducing a diverse cast of extraordinary and eccentric characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system, Edible City digs into their unique perspectives and transformative work, finding hopeful solutions to monumental problems.

Inspirational, down-to-earth and a little bit quirky, Edible City captures the spirit of a movement that's making real change and doing something truly revolutionary: growing the model for a healthy, sustainable local food system.

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13 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Actof Courage

    Back to basic's so simple the America people are just plain lazy and want everything done for them. A beautiful and inspiring movie THANK YOU

    1. Rampage

      Stereotyping isn't the way to solve these issues. Most all people are "lazy" when they live in modernized countries. Believe it or not, most of us are victims of mass chemical ingestion, brainwashing media, and voluntary slavery. Without any clue.

      If you want to fix these issues we all need to work together, and educate each other. After all we each have a different perspective.

  2. disqus_j5NEtEbAga

    why the rabbit ? could have left that out thanks.

  3. Elizabeth Wesley

    I'm so glad I watched this; beautiful that different races can work together for a common goal. If more people did this Monsanto would not be a threat anymore and that would eliminate one evil on this planet.

  4. Bryce Butkiewicz

    does anyone see the giant Safeway truck slowly rolling through screen at about 2:14 - rather unfortunate timing!

  5. brianrose87

    In my neighborhood several people have commented on how they dislike their grapefruit, carambola, orange, and mango trees because they have to pick up the fallen fruit before it rots, smells, and attracts flies.

    This movement will only gain greater traction if/when a food crisis is afoot. While poorer countries the world over have food crises, such as those that sparked the Arab Spring, the USA will likely have to wait many decades before even a modest "crisis".

    We in the U.S. pay less of our total income toward food than any other country in the world, and we grow unimaginable amounts of crops. Looking at food waste, its estimated that ~33% of food is thrown away. Not to mention how much of our crop goes to feeding cattle and ethanol production.

    I grow my own food and participate in the local "Permaculture Guild". I've participated in dozens of Perma-blitzes where we turn entire yards into food forests and gardens in a single day. This is progress with real world consequences, and I don't want to diminish that.

    However, it is akin to our attempts to jump-start renewable energy. We can increase renewable capacity by 800%, and still only provide 1.5% of our countries total energy needs (electric and liquid fuel combined).

    Are there a number of large scale wind and solar installations being built? Yes, but its a drop in a barrel in terms of the energy we use. Are there a number of rapidly expanding local food initiatives? Yes, but again its a drop in a barrel compared to our total food consumption.

    The poor countries that do currently have food crises are ripe for a food revolution though. For any curious mind, I recommend a google search of "Moringa" and "ECHO food perennial". Supporting the placement of mineral and nutrient rich perennial plants in poor countries would have a real and profound effect on the world in the immediate future.

    1. Trevis Robotie

      Moringa is heavy heavy FUEL!luvvit!

    2. darcy_2k

      1.5%? Simply not true

  6. Jack1952

    Every elementary school should have a gardening program. It is an education both mental and physical that is immeasurable in it's benefits.

    1. Cap

      Absofreakinglutely! and children directly involved with both growing food and meal preparation etc. I suspect that older kids, if any, would possibly be the least enthusiastic.