Free Documentary With a Big, Bold Claim–Growing Food Can Solve The Majority of the World’s Problems

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“Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex,
the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.”

– Bill Mollison

We made this documentary to inspire people to be a part of a simple solution!

It is a documentary about you, me, and the current state of our planet – but most importantly it is about solutions – the solution – Grow Food. It may sound strange, but it turns out the solution to most of our environmental and health problems is right beneath our feet – soil.

Did you know that a large portion of the CO2 in the atmosphere actually came from the soil?

Did you know that plants grown and managed in a biologically conscious way can put that very carbon back into the soil?!

By growing healthy food, which creates healthy soil, we are able to decrease carbon in the atmosphere! What happens when plants and microbes build healthy soil? We have more resilient food systems, cleaner water, cleaner air, a better world. Not to mention less toxins in our food and environment! One simple act for so many benefits on so many levels! Of course we want to share this with everyone and shout it from the rooftops!

About The Filmmakers

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Jessica Smith

Jessica is a Certified Ecological Farmer, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and co-founder of Grow Food Nation. With a BS in Sustainable Living and Living Soils, she combines her passions to encourage the earth and its inhabitants back into a state of balance and vitality.
She’s taught Nutrient Dense Gardening and Wildlife Habitat Restoration at the University of Richmond in hopes to improve soil health, ecosystem health, environmental health, and human health.

She consults with community organizations, schools, farmers, individuals, and online to help spread the message of growing food for better health and a better planet.

Joe Rignola

Joe Rignola

Joe is a filmmaker, best-selling author and co-founder of Grow Food Nation. In 2008 he began his own journey back to health. Dealing with several debilitating health issues, he finally decided that there had to be a better way. He completely changed his lifestyle and slowly began to take control of his well being. Greater health emerged along with a profound sense of gratitude. He walked away from a successful business and went back to school for health and nutrition so he could help other do the same. He’s now realigned with his true calling as a filmmaker making a difference.

He’s also the co-producer of the documentary series, The Human Longevity Project.