Festivals & Events – Summer 2019

Posted June 12, 2019

From film festivals, to global academic conferences, we’ve been taking natural farming philosophy to …

2018 Year in Review

Posted January 26, 2019

People form seventeen countries came through the doors of our new art and ecology center this year, and that’s not all…

Spring 2018 Updates from Final Straw

Posted May 1, 2018

From building a “pocket farm” and an eco art lab in Japan, to film screenings in Turkey, and books in Korea, there’s much to report …

Japan Tour: from Okinawa to Hokkaido

Posted July 2, 2016

For 10 weeks, we made our way from Okinawa to Hokkaido, holding 45 screenings for over 1,300 people in Japan…

Making the Film: A Search for “Root” Solutions to Social Issues

Patrick and Suhee during filming of a community project in Megijima, Japan

Posted January 31, 2016

Our best solutions revolve around the need to be connected and to form compassionate relationships…

Who is this Film For?

Trying out human-powered farm tools at a natural rice farm in Awaji, Japan

Posted January 23, 2016

Let’s start by being honest about who hates this film. Chemical manufacturers, the industrial farm lobby, and GMO seed companies obviously hate us…

Being Human: A Visit with Yoshikazu Kawaguchi

Posted July 22, 2015

Kawaguchi teaches us a lot about what freedom is, he broadens our view of what it means to be human…

Call for Community Farms and Gardens: Be a Part of the Film!

Posted August 5, 2014

Global call for community farms and gardens, for a chance to be included…