15 May '12, 11am

Two recent college grads and filmmakers take an urban farm adventure across the U.S.

Two recent college grads and filmmakers take an urban farm adventure across the U.S.

Does Grist food news knock off your socks? Leave a tip in our farmbox. (Why are we rhyming in phrases so terse? Grist’s been cursed by verse! ) Dan Susman (driving) drove around the country documenting urban farms with his co-filmmaker Andrew Monbouquette. Fresh out of Dartmouth College and with time on his hands, Dan Susman and his childhood friend Andrew Monbouquette set out on an excellent, edible adventure — a road trip to document many of the innovative urban agriculture efforts sprouting up all over the country. Susman, now 24, grew up in Omaha, Neb., gardening in the backyard with his mom and dad. He planted pumpkins, named them things like “Big Max” and “Atlantic Giant,” and always hoped come fall he might end up like James and the Giant Peach . No such luck: Evil squash bugs, and ever-looming drought, meant from all those seeds he carefully tended he’d typically e...

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