EXECUTIVE PRODUCED AND NARRATED BY ROSARIO DAWSON

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SAVE THE SOIL. SAVE THE WORLD.

We have an estimated 60 years of farmable topsoil left on the planet...

But the solutions are already here.

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"Emotional, scientific, compassionate, inspiring, heart-wrenching. No human being on this planet should miss this film."

-SOVAS, Society of Voice Arts and Sciences

 

A Story of Solutions

In a race against the end of farmable soil, three individuals fight for change in the industry of agricultural food production, calling for a revolution.

"The Need to GROW" delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil — revealing not only the potential of localized food production working with nature, but our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of the Earth.

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Alicia - The Activist
Erik - The Farmer
Michael - The Visionary
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SCHOOL GARDENS • SEED LIBRARIES • PETITIONS

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An 8-year-old girl challenges

the ethics of a beloved organization.

A renegade farmer struggles to keep his land as he revolutionizes resource efficient agriculture.

REGENERATIVE URBAN FARMING • COMPOSTING • NUTRIENT DENSITY

SOIL REGENERATION • BIOCHAR • ORGANIC FERTILIZER

An accomplished visionary inventor faces catastrophe in the midst of developing a game-changing technology.

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WINNER of the
Environmental Voice Arts® Award

Directors Rob Herring & Ryan Wirick with Executive Producer

Rosario Dawson as she accepts the Environmental Voice Arts® Award.

A Story of Resilience

The Need To GROW explores both the opportunities, and the struggles, of challenging the status quo with real world solutions.

The inspiring stories are supported by  featured experts Dr. Vandana Shiva (Physicist and Agroecologist), Paul Stamets (world-renowned Mycologist), David King (Master Gardener and founder of SLOLA), Douglas Gayeton (founder of Lexicon of Food), Jeffrey Smith (author of Seeds of Deception), Kathy Kellogg Johnson (composting expert), and Permaculture Guru Larry Santoyo.

 

 

AUDIENCE REACTIONS

"Such a wonderful, eye-opening documentary."

-Joanne Marie

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The Need To GROW is fiscally sponsored by Creative Visions Foundation (CVF). CVF is a publicly supported 501c3, which supports Creative Activists who use the power of media and the arts to affect positive change in the world.     

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