The documentary captures more than 25 years of his personal history as a farmer – a history that includes how his family farm of 100+ years went under during his watch. It’s how he dug himself out of it and brought his friends and family along (and vice versa) that makes the movie so touching.
If you’ve ever wondered why you garden or why you support a CSA, this movie will remind you.
Now, I’m a softy. A serious weeper. A cryer of epic proportions. So perhaps this warning is only for other sissies like me. Good stuff happens in this movie, but it will make you cry anyway.
I watched it on my laptop on an airplane. The stewardess, a woman clearly tougher than I am, brought me some kleenex. And a glass of water when she really saw me trying to fight the blubbering.