The Biggest Little Farm

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Bellevue
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7:00 PM, Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Location: Bellevue, WA (click for map)

Zoom movie and discussion event.  See film description to obtain link.

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, “The Biggest Little Farm” follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature. The land they’ve chosen, however, is utterly depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought. The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as they attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, and bringing in animals of every kind- including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster. When the farm’s ecosystem finally begins to reawaken, so does the Chesters’ hope – but as their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they realize that to survive they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself.

Contact Dave Isaak, disaak1@gmail.com for link.

Release Year: 2019

Running Time: 1h 32m

Director: John Chester

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  1. AL The Happy Gardener
    #1 AL The Happy Gardener 18 November, 2020, 10:59

    I saw this movie at my local theatre when it came our. Just delightful! It inspired me to double the size of my garden this past spring.

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