Farming Film Series

Collard greens are more than a simple side dish. Michael Twitty shares the African-American cultural history of this leafy green. Gail Taylor a grower with Three Part Harmony Farm, honors her ancestors and nourishes her community by cultivating this nutritious vegetable. Rebecca Lemos-Otero and Lola Bloom of City Blossoms teach youth to get their hands dirty by growing delicious collard greens from seeds. 

The Culture of Collards from Aditi Desai on Vimeo.

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The Farming for The Future film series is made possible through generous funding by the Prince Charitable Trusts. Chris Palmer and the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University provided integral leadership and support in producing these films with alumnae Aditi Desai and Vanina Harel. Many thanks to all of the participants including The Piedmont Environmental Council, Mount Vernon Farm, Heritage Hollow Farms, Waterpenny Farm, Potomac Vegetable Farms, Michael Twitty, Three Part Harmony Farm, and City Blossoms.

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