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New Orleans

I got to New Orleans about a week after Mardi Gras. As I biked the first day from the Bywater to the Lower Ninth Ward, I crunched on the (in)famous bead necklaces littering the avenue.  Crossing the bridge over the … Continue reading

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Cuba

Cuba is a special case. Many are now familiar with the fact that the end of the Cold War ushered in a period of extreme deprivation in Cuba, when its strong economic ties with the Soviet Bloc and Easter Europe … Continue reading

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Calcutta

The megacity of Calcutta has no sewage treatment plant.  Instead, the majority of its wastewater flows east out of the city in a canal towards the Ganges and the Bay of Bengal.  There, the wastewater is put to two uses: … Continue reading

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Ethiopia

In Addis Ababa, my guide is Nico, who works for DAI doing urban farming throughout Ethiopia, contracted by USAID.  They work almost entirely with populations who are affected by HIV/AIDS.  Studies show that the nutrients you get from vegetables improve … Continue reading

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We have a fiscal sponsor!

We’re happy to announce that the International Documentary Association has accepted us into their Fiscal Sponsorship Program.  This means that they act as our non-profit umbrella so that we can accept tax-deductible donations, grants from foundations, and individuals, as well.  … Continue reading

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Ghana

Goats are more common than dogs on the streets of Accra. I kept seeing small herds of them browsing on the edges of the streets or in vacant lots. One day I followed a herd until it went home and … Continue reading

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London

One of the big stories of London is the allotments, more or less the same as community gardens in the US.  Ken Coe has had one since the late 1940s, and had some memories of the Dig for Victory campaign … Continue reading

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Shanghai

It’s a rainy day in London so I’m catching up on the blog.  We had an amazing seven days of shooting in Shanghai.  Here are a few stories and a few photos: Mr. Lee farms organic figs and, underneath his … Continue reading

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Luoyang Urban Farmers

I’ve been in China for a month now, mostly acclimating and making contacts for the upcoming shoot in Shanghai, but while I’m here in Luoyang I can’t resist searching out urban farmers. I found a lot of them alongside a … Continue reading

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The Kickstarter Campaign Ended Successfully!

Thanks to all the backers who supported the Kickstarter campaign (you’ll also find your names on the Thank You page)! Now the real work begins, or rather, has already begun. I’ve begun filming here in China, and will continue in … Continue reading

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