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We Live Outside

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A hybrid music video/documentary about farming, food, love, and redemption

Keep some tissue handy for this one. NYC filmmaking collective Public Record is making a documentary called "We Live Outside" about Lincoln Fishman and Hilary Costa, a couple who left the city behind to start a farm and build a new life in the country. But just as the pair begin to hit their stride, Lincoln is diagnosed with cancer and their dream is in threat of collapse. This moving clip,......read more

From the Farmbox

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Shawn Traylor ramps up his farmbox cooking adventure. On the menu: Mixed seafood grill with ramp pesto spaghetti.

It’s a fairly unassailable assertion that you’ve heard a bazillion times (possibly from a Brazilian?) – food cooked outside tastes better. I know. Duh, right? And there are many who would go further and argue that food cooked over charcoal is far superior to food cooked on a gas grill. I count myself among them. Then there is another smaller circle in the Fuel Preferences of......read more

Prinzessinnengarten: A Productive Green Space Blooms in Berlin

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Urban agriculture takes root at a community garden in the German capital

For sixty years, an empty space gathered garbage in a section of Berlin's Kreuzberg district. In 2009, over a hundred volunteers cleaned the area of two tons of trash to make way for a community garden. Today, Prinzessinnengärten (Princess Gardens) is a thriving urban agricultural project, providing fresh, organic produce for Berlin residents and a space to come together to learn more about......read more

The Communal Oven

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Michael Pollan experiences the magnetic social power of the cob oven.

In some Mediterranean towns, communal "cob" ovens — primitive, domed cooking devices made of mud, clay, stucco, and straw — act as centers of social gravity where friends and family meet, greet, and eat. Last summer, a group of culinary enthusiasts gathered in a shady backyard in Napa, CA to give the traditional cooking method a try. The case included bestselling food writer......read more

Original Series: Eat LACMA

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LA County Museum of Art partnered with SHFT on a series about food, community, and broadening the definition of art.

Fallen Fruit, an art collective of three artists who were featured on Adrian and Peter's TV show Alter Eco, have been playing with the idea of public fruit for a while. They gather fruit from public spaces, Kumquats overflowing onto sidewalks, lemon trees in parks - wherever the law allows - and they make vodka infusions, jams and pies and share them during amazing and wonderful gatherings.......read more

Forbes: SHFT celebrates Toyota Prius' 10th Anniversary

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SHFT celebrates Toyota Prius community's commitment to sustainability at their 10th Anniversary in Malibu, CA.

SHFT.com(www.shft.com) will help curate art, music and sustainable design products to be incorporated into the event. Co-founder Peter Glatzer will speak to the various ways in which the idea of sustainability has impacted our culture in the areas of art, music, new media, product design, architecture and food, as well as produce the gadget lab withWIREDmagazine. SHFT.com is a new media platform,......read more

Brooklyn Informed: Rockaway Taco

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Rockaway Taco anchors a growing green community at the end of the A train.

In the summer, surfers and sun-seekers descend on Rockaway, Queens to enjoy the best waves and beaches NYC has to offer. Opened two years ago, Rockaway Taco gives New Yorkers another reason to ride the A train to the end of the line. In this episode of BK Informed, we talk sustainability with Andrew Field, who explains Rockaway's Beach 96 movement — the name given to the growing green......read more

A Year on the Road: Prinzessinnen-Garten

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This community garden is the green lung of urban Berlin

Imagine a modern city where natural resources are protected and conserved, food and inspiration are shared commodities, and every spare urban space is used to let biodiversity and fresh food thrive. This is the future that Marco Clausen and Robert Shaw have imagined for Berlin, Germany. They were so inspired by Cuba’s “agricultura urbana” that they broke ground at Moritzplatz in......read more

Young Farmers: Corbett

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A budding green thumb skates to the community garden to man his plot--and grab an after-school snack

Corbett, our newest Young Farmers subject, comes by his interest in gardening honestly. Raised until the age of six on a farm near Lake Tahoe, the teen green thumb was exposed to the practice of growing food at an early age. Now living in Los Angeles, he tends to a community farm plot right off the freeway that produces everything from corn and peppers to zucchini and tomato. Check out......read more

Eat LACMA: Orange Trees

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In the first installation of SHFT's Eat LACMA series, Fallen Fruit gifts mandarin orange trees to spread a community of food and culture.

A collaboration between LACMA and Fallen Fruit, Eat LACMA is a year-long investigation into food, art, culture and politics. The idea of the project is to promote a greater sense of community and culture by re-invigorating the relationship between people and food. It also seeks to highlight the idea of sustainability and bring it to the widest group of people possible. We showed up with cameras......read more

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