We were invited to submit a trailer for the 2nd annual Organic Film Trailer Competition, so we put together this piece from footage we've captured over the last month and a half.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Riverview Farms is a certified organic family farm on 200 acres in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachians in Northwest Georgia. Charlotte and Wes (FARM!) along with other members of the Swancy family cultivate organic vegetables, strawberries, Berkshire pork and grass-fed beef. Weekly, they feed about 800 people.
In December 09, the farm was hit by a tornado that took out most of their infrastructure. Insurance covered some of it. With the help of the community, they are slowly rebuilding. Because as Charlotte says "You can't quit."
Monday, May 17, 2010
Last year, Joe Reynolds' crops were destroyed by flood waters rushing over his fields. The waters also took with them valuable top soil. This year, to protect the farm from losing topsoil in the event of another flood, and to help rebuild the soil, he is using no-till practices.
We were out filming Joe and his interns for GROW! and he asked us to put together this demo video to share with other farmers.
Matthew Bagshaw, first year intern, aspiring farmer
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Mob Boss and Sun Dog Farmer Darby with Mobbers
Farm Owners, Skip and Cookie Glover
Crop Mob Atlanta is an ever shifting group of young people who are interested in building community and helping out small sustainable farmers by volunteering their time and energy working for a few hours on the farms.
Over 50 people descended on the farm and managed in just a few hours to get work done that would have taken the farmers weeks.