Grains of Change (warning auto=playing video!) is a new web documentary series from the Sundance Channel about the way our food choices impact the environment, our bodies and our communities.
It “showcases community leaders who help connect people with the food they eat – from a “renegade lunch lady” in California, to a farmer who opened the Center of Discovery for disabled citizens in New York. Each Grains of Change vignette focuses on an organization that asks us to examine our food choices and way of living.
You can watch clips on the website, or on YouTube. The one below is Paul Maschka from the San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project. He’s a gardener with a cause – or several of them to be exact. As Chief Educator for San Diego Food Not Lawns, Paul is not only a fountain of knowledge where urban agriculture is concerned, but also a champion for food security, and one of the urban farmers involved in the San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project. He was one of the urban farmers involved in creating the community at San Diego City College. The farm teaches students and the community about sustainable permaculture, agriculture, nutrition and leadership.