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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

 
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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)

 
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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 — 08.AUG.2014

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

Bat Houses, Lawn Chemical Breakdown, Garden on Wheels, Gooseberries, more — Master gardener Mike McGrath answers garden questions, such as... How do I design a raised bed to keep grasses from growing into the new soil? What is the best design for a bat house? When is an area too wet for a fruit tree? How long does it take lawn chemicals to completely break down after applications stop? He also interviews the inventor of the "Garden on Wheels," a portable raised-bed design that incorporates a frost cover and water recycling. In the question of the week, McGrath covers gooseberries (which taste a bit like grapes), including sun/shade requirements, climate, and disease-resistant varieties.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   52:58

GP comment:  The Garden on Wheels has some nice design ideas that are widely applicable, but this particular item will likely be too limited and pricey for average gardeners who are not limited by physical challenges.

Original Show Pub Date: 19.Jul.2014

CATEGORY:  AGRICULTURE — 30.JUL.2014

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

Hope in Heritage — Bob Cantisano, an expert on heritage varieties of fruit trees and vines, explains why the characteristics of the old varieties—members of which can be productive for more than 100 years—are superior to most of the current hybridized and genetically engineered varieties. Topics include Felix Gillette's mountain orchard, the plan for a mother orchard, strategies for preservation of heritage varieties, integrating superior characteristics into new varieties.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   42:45

GP comment:  Fun story about how Cantisano discovered the lost orchard of Felix Gillette, one of the most important developers of heritage varieties in the history of agriculture.

Original Show Pub Date: 05.Jul.2014

CATEGORY:  GARDENING — 19.JUL.2014

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

Helpful Garden Pests, Ants, Carpenter Bees, Lawn-to-Garden Woes, Potatoes, Wild Violets, more — Master gardener Mike McGrath's topics this time include ... why a few pest insects eating your plants may be better than none at all; what to do about ants in garden pots and around/in your house; how to keep carpenter bees from making swiss cheese out of your wood fence; problems in a garden space from recently converted lawn; something went wrong with the potatoes—or maybe not; wild violets—friend to some, foe to others.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   52:59

GP comment:  A few violets here and there are nice, but they can get out of control.

Original Show Pub Date: 12.Jul.2014

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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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