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Videos on Agriculture, Farming, Permaculture, and Gardening

This list includes funny videos and animations about farming, agriculture, gardening, and permaculture; serious/informative videos too! Topics include urban farming, making money in farming, backyard farming, gardening techniques.

See the rightmost column for additional categories of videos related to agriculture and gardening.

FARMING/GARDENING VIDEOS
FUNNY

 
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WANT TO GET RICH QUICK?  GET INTO FARMING!
A hilarious video about farming—and how to make an easy fortune doing it. Crude language but very funny.  Watch funny farming video.

 
INDUSTRIAL FARMING ANIMATIONS link; thumb of pig in trenchcoat flying in slow motion
THE MEATRIX - I, II, AND II-1/2
The Meatrix animation series riffs off the popular movie trilogy "The Matrix" to tell us about the ills of industrialized animal agriculture in a humorous and entertaining way.  Watch The Meatrix.

 
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PILL-POPPING COWS
Think "Grade A" means something? After watching this disgustingly funny Mark Fiore animation, you may decide you have a beef with the system! Go there
 
  FARMING/GARDENING VIDEOS
SERIOUS

 
guerilla gardening video link; thumb of city sidewalk with vegetables planted around
HOW WE CAN EAT OUR COMMUNITY LANDSCAPES
What should a community do with its vacant land? Plant food, of course. In Todmorden, England, the Incredible Edible team has turned unused plots into communal vegetable gardens, radically changing the outlook on food in their community.  Watch guerilla gardening video(13:21)

 
serious backyard garden; click to go to video page at external site; opens in new window
HOMEGROWN REVOLUTION
Whether you want to be sure your food doesn't have E. Coli, pesticide residue, or franken-genes... or whether you'd like to lower your grocery store bill and make your family more resilient in the face of a food crisis ... or whether you're just tired of mowing ... Converting lawn areas to gardens is a great idea. For inspiration, more reasons to take the plunge, and tips on getting started, check out this 9-minute video on urban farming.

 
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A SUBVERSIVE PLOT
This short presentation explains the great reasons to grow more of your own food—from peak oil to avoiding GMOs to redistributing power back to the people, away from the corp-gov axis of weasels.  Watch reasons to garden video.

 
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AN EXPERIMENT IN BACK YARD SUSTAINABILITY
Can your household produce a significant portion of its own food supply? Gardener Scott McGuire shows what can be done even in a relatively small back yard. Watch  small-space food gardening video
 
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THE FARM BILL FOOD BATTLE
This is a fun video that entertains as is educates about how industrial-food interests are yet again trying to hijack the federal farm bill.   Go there
 
homesteading video link; thumb of rack full of drying tomato slices
FOUR ACRES AND INDEPENDENCE — A SELF-SUFFICIENT FARMSTEAD
This tour of a small homestead provides insight into clearing land; dealing with drainage, streams, and ponds; small-farm animal issues; cultivating mushroom logs; container gardening; food preservation, including a cool food dehydrator; putting free or already-available materials to good use. Excellent!  Watch homesteading video.

 

 
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  RECENT RELATED AUDIO  

CATEGORY:  GARDENING — 03.APR.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Agroinnovations Podcast

The Soil Food Web and Compost Microbiology — Elaine Ingham gives listeners an overview of soil microbiology—the scope, scale, and dynamics of the soil food web. In part B, Dr. Ingham discusses the impact of natural disasters on soil microbiology, testing laboratories for soil microbes, aerobic composting techniques, and methods for managing soil microbiology using compost tea.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   38:48
Go to page  |  Download/listen   47:33

GP comment:  Material was recorded in 2011 but was broadcast for the first time in 2014. Still 100% relevant.

Original Show Pub Date: 22.Jan.2014

CATEGORY:  GARDENING — 23.MAR.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good You Bet Your Garden

Local Seed Banks, Asparagus Tips, Wildflowers on City Lots, Monarch Butterflies, more ... — Master gardener Mike McGrath's tips include ... the benefits of starting a seed bank in your town; how to make that asparagus you planted last year happy; what crops might be a good idea for a few acres of ex-pasture; putting wildflowers on a bare city lot where a building was torn down; ways we can help the threatened monarch butterfly do better.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   52:58

GP comment:  Saving seeds and swapping with neighbors is the easy way to start a seed bank. But learn a little about the how-to of seed saving before you dive in—no point in wasting time on things that won't work.

Original Show Pub Date: 15.Mar.2014

CATEGORY:  AGRICULTURE, SPECIES — 10.MAR.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Food Sleuth Radio

Pollinator Problems—Honeybees and Beyond — Eric Lee-Mader of the Xerces Society explains how food production is dependent upon beneficial insects for pollination. Topics include honeybees and colony collapse disorder; pressure on native pollinators; dependence of modern agriculture and plant species on pollinators; conservation as a solution.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   28:15

GP comment:  Where is the native-pollinator habitat on YOUR property?

Original Show Pub Date: 27.Feb.2014

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ABOUT PERMACULTURE, GARDENING. AGRICULTURE, FARMING
 
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A FARM FOR THE FUTURE
REVIEW: The premise of this 48-minute movie is that oil will soon peak, and that this will have enormous implications for agriculture. A Farm For the Future moves quickly past the framing of the problem to spend most of its time exploring how the food and farming issue can be solved.
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EDIBLE LANDSCAPING IN THE CITY
"Garden Girl" Patti Moreno provides tips on in-city gardening and gives ideas on how to have less lawn and more "edible landscaping." Specific topics include raised beds, blueberry bushes, and more.  Watch urban gardening videos.
 
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THE VANISHING OF THE BEES
This video weaves together info and images on the mysterious, devastating collapse in honeybee populations. From the film Vanishing of the Bees via YouTube. Go there

The interviewees in the above clip seem to be in agreement with my own assessment of why the problem is happening, which we presented recently as part of GP's Crisis Affecting Agriculture article.
 
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SOIL:  THE SECRET SOLUTION TO GLOBAL WARMING — We can kill two disaster-birds with one stone by employing organic, no-till agriculture to lock away carbon in the soil. Less greenhouse-gas emissions, more healthy food with no pesticide residues. Learn more in this 9-minute video. From Quantum Shift TV via YouTube. Go there
 
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THE ORGANIC GARDENS OF HAVANA
This 8-minute clip from the BBC's "Around the World in 80 Gardens" shows how substantial amounts of local, organic food can be grown in urban settings. Cubans have achieved this in spite of—or, perhaps, thanks to—the technology limitations caused by US trade embargo that continued even after Cuba's former sponsor, the USSR, collapsed in the late 1980s. Via YouTube. Watch urban gardening video.

   
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