COMMON GROUND DIGS UP THE DIRT ON REGENERATIVE FARMING
The documentary film on the recurring subject of regenerative farming, COMMON GROUND, rolls out in theaters across America starting Wednesday, Sept. 27 and features the narration of actors and activists Jason Momoa, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Rosario Dawson and Laura Dern alongside North Dakota regenerative farmer Gabe Brown.
The elegantly photographed and empowering film highlights the information and tools needed to alter food and agricultural systems by working with nature and employing the principles of regenerative farming. Research has shown that increased production of healthier crops that are chemical-free with more calories per acre than the chemical-laden GMO crops at a lower cost of production, and the added benefit of healthier soil, retains more water and stores carbon from the atmosphere than chemically-laden soils.
Created by Ojai-based filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell, who also produced Kiss The Ground, On Sacred Ground about events behind the Dakota Access Pipeline and Regenerate Ojai, the couple continues their healthy soil crusade in the latest film that shows that regenerative agriculture is firmly rooted in traditional ecological knowledge. Much of what’s called “regenerative agriculture” has been practiced by indigenous people and in Europe for generations. The film takes a deep dive into the agricultural history of the United States, how the food we eat has changed, and an encouraging approach to regeneration.