Fixing Food (2022) – Documentary Series at Cottonwood

FIXING FOOD tells stories of people who are working to lower our carbon footprint with impactful new ways to gather and prepare the food we need. The series looks at five important areas where we can make changes—farming in the ocean and the air, finding new food sources, learning from Indigenous agriculture, and rescuing the food we already have.

Their stories challenge us all: If we change the way we eat, can we save our planet?

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The episodes are:

The 3 Cricketeers – 9 mins

The story of a Minnesota farm family working on the frontier of urban agriculture, trying to do their part in the climate crisis by raising environmentally-friendly, protein-rich crickets and turning them into cookies, treats and tortillas.

Native Table – 11:43 mins.

At their Minneapolis restaurant Chef Sean Sherman and business partner Dana Thomson are exploring their native cultural heritages by re-creating pre-Colonial menus, combining the past with the best in modern farming practices to create more sustainable and ethical food systems.

Farming the Sky – 8:28 mins.

Traditional industrial scale agriculture might never be replaced, but architect Nona Yehia was sure it could be improved. She designed a new kind of greenhouse: a building that would pack a perfectly controlled growing environment into a space built up vertically on a sliver of urban real estate.

Harvesting the Sea – 8 mins.

How can we keep Maine’s lobster fishing communities employed and producing food for the rest of us when the oceans they depend on are warming so fast that fish stocks are declining? The answer, says the economist, Brianna Warner, is seaweed farming.

The Rescue Brigade – 8:34 mins.

More than 38 million people in America are food insecure. When Leah Lizarondo learned that over 40% of America’s surplus food is wasted every year, she founded a food rescue mission with a small army of volunteers to bring that food to the people who need it most.


“The recent pandemic has pointed out serious problems with our global food system. FIXING FOOD offers excellent examples of projects and businesses underway around America that highlight potential solutions from production, to improved food distribution, and to eating unusual foods. For students and for those interested in improving the food system, this is a must see documentary!”

Andrew Smith, Associate Professor of Food Studies, The New School, Author, Why Waste Food?

“No single technological fix will do in addressing the land, water, and climate limitations we face in producing and distributing food now and in the future. FIXING FOOD highlights remarkably innovative entrepreneurs pursuing non-conventional solutions to these challenges. It’s a thoughtful and balanced examination of emerging ideas being put into practice.”

Sean Clark, Professor of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Berea College

FIXING FOOD offers a celebration of radical business innovation in our food systems that envisions community and flourishing at its heart. These inspirational people and projects make it clear we have the tools to chart an incredibly rich and delicious future.”

Paul Stock, Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, University of Kansas, Author, New Farmers

Public performance licensing by Bullfrog Communities.

  • Date : 04/05/2024 - 04/05/2024
  • Time : 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm (America/Denver)
  • Venue : Cottonwood Center for the Arts

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