"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.
SCHOOL GARDENS • SEED LIBRARIES • PETITIONS
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.
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.
"Such a wonderful, eye-opening documentary."
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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.