A farm isn’t dreamed of, conceived, and born over night. Sometimes it takes a lifetime, even generations, for a farm to really hit its stride. And a farm cannot survive, cannot thrive, without the community behind it. And sometimes the right community has to be found before the farm can really come into its own.
This is the story of farmer John. Son of a hard-working couple, somewhat of an outcast in his own town. Struggling with his story, his life, his purpose. It is a powerfully touching and revealing look at one man’s fight to hold onto his identity. And it also demonstrates the fragility of the land, the delicate balance of ownership, and the dedication that’s required to keep people nourished.
If you haven’t seen The Real Dirt on Farmer John, add it to your Netflix queue or pick it up at your local video store (if you’ve still got one).
Farmer John’s even got a cookbook