Resilient: Soil, water and the new stewards of the American West

The National Young Farmers Coalition proudly announces the release of its short film “Resilient: Soil, Water and the New Stewards of the American West.”

Within the context of historic drought and increasing urban demand, “Resilient” highlights the work of innovative farmers and ranchers across western Colorado who are adapting to a drier climate. They are building soil, enhancing irrigation efficiency, and saving water, all while forging resilience in the face of great change.



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Ideas for hosting a screening: Show it in as part of an existing event on food, farming or water; invite a panel to discuss key issues following the film; invite friends for a screening party and potluck; project the film in an outdoor space to raise awareness on water issues in your community; screen together with a longer film; use in the classroom or as part of an educational event.

Want to host a screening? Fill out the web form here or email with the subject line “Host a RESILIENT screening.” 


Click here to watch this film on youtube:

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The film was produced by Rumplefarm in partnership with the Lexicon of Sustainability. Click the link to view dozens more outstanding films on food and farming including the Food List, “Local” book and PBS series.