Darby Minow Smith

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Living

This horror film is about K-Cups

K-Cups are an incredibly stupid invention. This video shows the terror of bad coffee habits left unchecked.

No country fried steak for old men

When farm country doesn’t mean fresh food

A lack of infrastructure means the same stale food as everywhere else.

Climate & Energy

Obama disses Keystone XL on the Colbert Report

We need to make sure Keystone XL doesn't contribute to disastrous warming of the planet, President Obama said.

if i may be so old

This massive retirement home would grow its own food

The proposal for this beautiful building has us drooling over its emphasis on fresh food and community, and it isn't even built yet.

biomockery

Ditch Chad — this green building is your new wingman

Well, this is an odd promo video for a super-green building.

Food

This tool-lending library brings the sharing economy out of the city and onto the farm

Instead of shelling out big bucks for specialized machinery, food producers in Maine can now join a lending library of farm tools.

Food

Should meat be a luxury?

A sustainable meat company wants beef to be a luxury food. But will America buy it?

Business & Technology

Watch Werner Herzog and Patton Oswalt battle over big business, climate, lemonade

This hilarious short film has it all.

Food

Faith and fears in Wendell Berry’s Kentucky

What it’s like to drink bourbon with one of America’s most respected writers -- and to meet the farming community that surrounds him.