One thing I have been trying to do is educate myself about environmental issues, conservation and related topics via documentaries.
As a beginner/ amateur gardener I also like to learn about different ways of gardening and find that permaculture is something that I really like however I still don’t know very much about the system but I endeavour to learn more.
- King Corn a 2007 documentary film released in October 2007 following college friends Ian Cheney and Curtis Ellis (directed by Aaron Woolf) as they move from Boston to Greene, Iowa to grow and farm an acre of corn. In the process, Cheney and Ellis examine the role that the increasing production of corn has had for American society, spotlighting the role of government subsidies in encouraging the huge amount of corn grown.
- Dirt! The movie The film explores the relationship between humans and soil, including its necessity for human life and impacts by society.
- Food Inc. The film examines corporate farmingin the United States, concluding that agribusiness produces food that is unhealthy, in a way that is environmentally harmful and abusive of both animals and employees
- The Cove analyzes and questions Japan’s dolphin hunting culture.
- Gasland was inspired by the desire to explore the dangers of gas drilling when the director was offered money to drill at his property in Pennsylvania. Gasland documents severe health and environmental consequences of hydraulic fracturing
- At the Edge of the World is a 2009 documentary which chronicles the efforts of animal rights activist Paul Watson and 45 other volunteers, who set out in two Sea Shepherd ships to hinder the Japanese whaling fleet in the waters around Antarctica.
- Into Eternity It follows the construction of the Onkalo waste repository at the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant on the island of Olkiluoto, Finland. Director Michael Madsen questions Onkalo’s intended eternal existence, addressing an audience in the remote future.
- The End of the Line: The World Without Fish The film examines the threatening extinction of the bluefin tuna, caused by increasing demand for sushi; the impact on populations, marine life and climate resulting from an imbalance in marine populations; and the starvation and hunger in coastal populations, caused by the possible extinction of fish in some waters, the possible loss of livelihoods as experienced in Newfoundland following the collapse of the cod population, along with the potential remedies.
- If a Tree Falls: a story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011) explores the origins, motives, and organization of the Earth Liberation Front and Eco-terrorism in general. Additionally, it explains how the Department of Justice was able to find and arrest Daniel McGowan and his co-conspirators in a nationwide sweep in December 2005 and raises questions as to whether or not they deserved to be sentenced as “terrorists.”
BBC’s Victorian Farm, Edwardian Farm and Wartime Farm series The farming team consists of historian Ruth Goodman, and archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn.
Many episodes are on Youtube.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage series after moving into River Cottage, a former game-keeper’s lodge on the grounds of Slape Manor in Netherbury, Dorset, UK, which he had previously used as a weekend and holiday home. The lodge became the setting for three Channel 4 series: Escape to River Cottage, Return to River Cottage and River Cottage Forever.
Costa’s Garden Odyssey is an Australian television gardening program hosted by landscape architect Costa Georgiadis.
Köksträdgården av Lena Israelsson, ett måste för varje fritidsodlare. Min favorit bok om köksträdgården.