FarmFolk/CityFolk has a lending library available to our members. Here's a list of some new DVDs and books we have recently added to our collection. If you are interested in borrowing items from the library contact Tallulah @ 604.730.0450 or by email.


The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating
Omnivore's Dilemma - Michael Pollan
Organic, Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew - Samuel Fromartz
The Pantry: its History and Modern Uses - Catherine Seiberling Pond
Gardening When it Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times - Steve Solomon
Farmland Preservation: Land for Future Generations - Wayne Caldwell ed.
Guerrilla Gardening: a Manualfesto - David Tracey
Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen - Anna Lappe and Terry Bryant
Down to Earth: a Working Cookbook by Susan Davidson and David Alsop
Vij’s: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine by Vikram Vij and Meeru Dhalwala


Seeds in the City: the Greening of Havana
Black Gold
The Gleaners and I
The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream

THE POWER OF COMMUNITY – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil - 53 minutes
When Cuba lost access to soviet oil in the early 1990’s the country faced an immediate crisis – feeding the population- and an ongoing challenge: how to create a new low-energy society. Cuba transitioned from large, fossil-fuel intensive farming to small, less energy-intensive organic farms and urban gardens, and from a highly industrial society to a more sustainable one.
This film tells the story of the Cuban people’s hardship, ingenuity and triumph over sudden adversity – through cooperation, conservation and community, told in their own words. As the rest of the world approaches Peak Oil, Cuba provides a valuable example of how to successfully address the challenge of reducing our energy use.

GOOD STEWARDS - 19 minutes
“We all have to eat!”
How do community members, labor, markets and natural resources weave together to insure our food security? What stewardship principles can consumers, farmers and policy makers practice to support a sustainable agriculture?  Good Stewards is a call to action for all of us!

THROUGH FARMERS’ EYES – Impacts of Industrial Agriculture – 22 minutes
In 2003, Public Citizen sponsored a "factory farm tour" for nine farmers from around the world, in an effort to connect people who are working to stop inhumane, environmentally damaging factory farming.  The tour participants came from Mexico, Brazil, Poland, France, Hungary, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Traveling by bus, they visited large hog and dairy operations, as well as family farms, in Iowa and Wisconsin. A new video, Through Farmers' Eyes: The Impacts of Industrialized Agriculture, documents their travels through the Midwest and their reactions to the industrial model of farming that is starting to invade their own countries. Since developing the video, the food program at Public Citizen has spun off to become Food & Water Watch.

The stated goal of this DVD is to inspire and encourage people to start and “Edible Schoolyard” at their own school. Five students from the Sunrise Waldorf School at Coble Hill on Vancouver Island played a large part in making this film. An Edible Schoolyard is defined as any plot of land near a school that can grow vegetables.
The main body of the DVD shows the process of starting a garden, understanding soil, making compost, planting seeds, growing in the gardenand the basics of growing in a greenhouse. It goes through an entire year in the schoolyard garden.
It also shows how to use the fresh produce to create gourmet meals such as pesto and fire-baked pizza for the students and their guests. A great DVD for parents, students and volunteers.