It started out as a short video. About how food gets from the farm, to the farmer’s market, to your table.
But then it turned into something bigger.
For 25 years, Henry Brockman grew organic vegetables on his farm in the midwest. It was hard work. 24/7. As Brockman says:
“You cannot flit along the surface of farming and be successful at it. It is a full-immersion profession.”
Brockman finally takes a year off, to travel with his wife to her native Japan. He leaves the farm in the capable hands of his apprentices.
But things don’t go as planned. Thanks to Mother Nature—and global warming.
It’s a timely tale of farming in the midst of accelerating climate change, especially in light of the violent storms that recently hit Iowa farmers.