Movies on Gardening and Plants

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These movies explore gardening and plants and our relationship to them. They are mostly full length movies with high production values.

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A teacher growing green in the South Bronx A TED talk. Stephen Ritz, a teacher in New York's tough South Bronx, teaches kids to grow lush gardens for food, greenery, and jobs. Link Edit
Authors@Google: John Jeavons John Jeavons has been the Director of the GROW BIOINTENSIVE Mini-Farming program for Ecology Action since 1972. He is the author of How to Grow More Vegetablesand Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible On Less Land Than You Can Imagine, the primer on sustainable Biointensive Mini-Farming. Widely regarded as a food, soil, and organic farming expert, his food-raising methods are being used in 141 countries and by such organizations as UNICEF, Save the Children, and the Peace Corps.

John Jeavons website: http://www.johnjeavons.info/ Ecology Action website: http://growbiointensive.org/ Link

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Back to Eden Watch Paul Gautschi's journey with God to learn the benefits of using wood chip mulch in the garden.

A short video review of the movie by Larry Hall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CjptUYhEdU&feature=player_embedded#!

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Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! Bloomin In The Garden Garden design and makeovers Edit
Botany of Desire PBS Documentary on the evolutionary relationship between plants and animals Link Edit
A garden in my apartment A TED talk by Britta Riley about the open-source Hydroponic Window Gardens project. Link Edit
DIRT! THE MOVIE A humorous and serious look at the ground we walk on and our efforts to reconnect with it. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis. Free online viewing: Link Edit
Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! DVD Encyclopedia of Garden Plants (2007) Peter Seabrook and Anne Swithinbank cover plant selection, pest control, pruning, feeding, having year around color, and more. Edit
Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! DVD Encyclopedia of Roses (2007) Peter Seabrook and Anne Swithinbank everything about growing roses. Edit
Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant An amazing and fascinating exploration of symmetry in plants. Link Edit
Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! English Cottage and Country Gardens Tour of some English country gardens Edit
Everything You Know About Composting is Wrong: Mike Mike McGrath at TEDxPhoenixville Mike explains in a very entertaining way some compost myths and the virtues of shredding leaves. Free Video. Link Edit
Garden Song A portrait of Alan Chadwick, actor, master gardener, and inventor of the "Biodynamic French Intensive Method". Looks like it is only available through the listed URL Link Edit
Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! Garden Story (2008) Rather than how-to or visits to famous gardens, this focues on how gardens change our lives. Edit
Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn Emmy-winning PBS series Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn Edit
Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! Greenfingers A British comedy and romance based on a true story of prisoners that develop a passion for gardening. Link Edit
Greenhorns A documentary film about young farmers.

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Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! Grow Your Own Vegetables Cam Mather's Seven Easy Steps to your Own Backyard Produce Department. Cam Mather a 30 veteran of growing organic vegetables gives us a step by step guide for successful vegetable growing. Edit
Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! Homestead Blessings: The Art of Gardening (2009) For beginning gardeners, how to compost, grow large gardens, grow in containers, flowers, vegetables, etc. Edit
How to Grow a Planet (Part 1) - Life from Light Part 1 of a BBC 3 part documentary on the role plants played in the evolution of our planet. Currently available on YouTube Link Edit
How to Grow a Planet (Part 2) - The Power of Flowers Part 2 of a BBC 3 part documentary on the role plants played in the evolution of our planet. Currently available on YouTube Link Edit
How to Grow a Planet (Part 3) - The Challenger Part 3 of a BBC 3 part documentary on the role plants played in the evolution of our planet. This episode focuses on how grass has shaped our world and the crucial role it played in human evolution. Currently available on YouTube Link Edit
How we can eat our landscapes A TED talk. Pam Warhurst, cofounder of Incredible Edible, talks about growing food locally by planting on unused land throughout the community. Link Edit
Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! King Corn A entertaining and educational documentary that follows two friends efforts to grow corn commercially. Along the way they explore the history and economics for growing corn and how government policies on corn have changed our entire food landscape. Link Edit
Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! Know your Mushrooms Learn more about the fantastic world of funji. Both the oldest and largest living organisms on earth are funji. Link Edit
Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! People Places & Plants (5 Disc Set) (2005) 46 episodes on five discs, a combination talk, how-to, travel, and reality show about gardening with Roger Swain and Paul Tukey. Edit
Permaculture: Saving Humanity and the Earth Toby Hemenway discuses downside of rise of agriculture and how permaculture can provide an alternative.

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Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series (2007) A very high quality BBC production, a range of topics, but the plant parts are great. Edit
Plants for a Future After ten years as a London bus driver, Ken Fern moves to the country and starts vegan-organic Permaculture garden with an emphasis on creating an ecologically sustainable environment based largely on perennial plants. You can read more about the foundation he established at: http://www.pfaf.org/ Watch free online. Link Edit
My subversive (garden) plot A TED talk by Roger Doiron, founder of Kitchen Gardeners International, about why you should grow a garden and how it can help re-localize our food. Link Edit
Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! Secret Gardens of England Alan Titchmarsh leads us on a tour of England's intriguing but not well known gardens. Edit
Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! The Art & Practice of Gardening 2-DVD set, Penelope Hobhouse England's leading garden writer, designer, historian, and lecturer, and host of The Art and Practice of Gardening explains the principles of graden design as she tours famous gardens. Edit
Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! The Complete Gardener: Great Gardening Tips (2007) Steve Brookes an award wining garden author. He presents money saving and innovative tips and show how to grow edibles not matter how small your garden is. Edit
Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! The Complete Gardener: Planning & Maintenance World renowned gardener Joe Maiden shows how to plan and maintain your garden. Edit
Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! The Fruit Hunters Documents our obsession with fruits, and our search for them.

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/53036651

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Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! The Great Gardens of England Collection 6-DVD set, Tour 58 English gardens Edit
The Private Live of Plants Wonderful book and movie by David Attenborough who also did Planet Earth. Explores many odd and unusual plants with great timelapse video and narration. Sadly the video version does not seem to be available in the USA at the moment Edit
Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! The Queen of the Sun - What Are the Bees Telling Us? A highly rated move about bees. Edit
Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! The Real Dirt on Farmer John Has won awards at over 30 film festivals. A documentary that follows Midwestern farmer John Peterson's journey from conventional to organic farming Link Edit
Error: Could not retrieve data from Amazon! The Secret Garden A wonderful and classic story of growing up and healing in the garden. Several movie versions are listed in the Wikipedia article. Link Edit
The Secret Life of Plants A beautiful (but unscientific) look at the concept that plants have more intelligence than we suspect. Some great timelapse sequences of plants growing. The soundtrack recorded by Stevie Wonder. Free online viewing Link Edit
The Tree An Australian film about a family and a tree Link Edit
Urban Gardening - Ann Tanaka Master Gardner Ann Tanaka talks about a wide range of urban gardening topics with a focus on what works in Hawaii.

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