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Beyond Organic: The Vision of Fairview Gardens


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 33 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: Yes

Copyright Date: 2000
Available in French: No

Fairview Gardens is an urban farm located in Goleta, California, right in the middle of some of the most expensive real estate in the U.S. Managed for the past two decades by visionary farmer/photographer/author, Michael Ableman, this 12-acre organic farm has become a model of sustainable food production and community involvement, as well as an inspiration for thousands of people all over the world. Beyond Organic tells the story of this amazing farm and its long battle to survive in the face of rapid suburban development. It explores the efforts of Ableman and his staff to diversify the farm, open it to educational tours for thousands of people, especially schoolchildren, and defend it against angry neighbours and hostile public officials. Narrated by Meryl Streep.