This may be of interest to any new farmers out there.
Call for Participants – Documentary about Local, Sustainable Farming
“Inventing Tomorrow” is a new television documentary series that will follow people who have decided to take up the task of farming. We are looking for aspiring new farmers (ideally taking on their first or second year of production) who want to share their early learning experience as a way to build awareness around food, farming, and sustainability. Inventing Tomorrow will be an informative, honest, and inspiring look at both the short term and long term challenges facing new farmers and sustainable food production. It will also highlight the diversity of farming operations and farming opportunities across Canada, and the way farmers are supporting each other through the development of grass-roots communities and networks.
Participants can reside in rural, urban, or collective communities. Filming will take place from March to October 2010. We are looking for 3 or 4 individuals, couples, or families to follow for a period of several months (or the bulk of a productive season). Whenever possible, we will facilitate on-farm exchanges with experienced farmers, researchers, and mentors who can assist our new farmers. The final documentary series will be comprised of 6 one-hour episodes. Please see the website below for more information.
If you or someone you know might be interested in participating in this series, please contact us (information below). We will be happy to provide more information and would love to hear about what you’re working on.
For more information, please see:
Steve Suderman or Jess Boyachek
Orangeville Road Pictures