Eating green is an intimidating endeavor. It often feels like no matter what choices we make, our daily habits will have a negative impact on the planet. However, when it comes to milk, not all choices are created equal.
The documentary ‘The Biggest Little Farm‘ follows John and Molly Chester as they attempt to create a sustainable farm in nature-depleted California. Their inspiring journey to bring the land back to life is eye-opening and thought-provoking. They document their eight-year mission of restoring soil, creating biodiversity, and forming a closed loop system that lends itself to organic farming practices – all while running a profitable business.
The film takes us through the challenges faced by the Chesters in regenerating their land; from battling pests like gophers, to handling drought conditions with innovative irrigation techniques. Additionally, viewers get an insight into their struggles with shifting consumer trends and food production standards that are antithetical to sustainability efforts.
We witness the beautiful transformation of 200 acres of dry land into a thriving, biodiverse farm thanks to thoughtful application of permaculture principles. The documentary encourages us towards becoming more mindful about the sources of our food and how much we can truly accomplish by embracing eco-friendly practices in agriculture.
If you’re looking for inspiration or environmental education then this award winning documentary should top your watch list! Through John and Molly’s heartwarming of hope we come away understanding why sustainable farming methods are so important and how they can benefit both the environment and humanity alike.