Video: Unbroken Ground

Unbroken Ground is a new film by surfer-rancher Chris Malloy that explores the effect of modern agriculture on our planet.The beautifully shot 25-minute documentary explores sustainable food concepts such as perennial crops, restorative grazing, diversified crop development, and selective-harvest salmon fishing. It was produced by Patagonia Provisions, which is the culinary branch of the Patagonia clothing company. Eating food made by Patagonia doesn’t immediately sound too appealing to me, but I like the concept. Patagonia has always been one of the most environmentally responsible companies and founder Yvon Chouinard is using his company’s influence to try to bring positive change to the industrialized food industry. I’m interested to see what they’re able to accomplish.

Unbroken Ground, as described by Malloy’s production company, Farm League:

Our food choices are deeply connected to climate change. In partnership with Patagonia Provisions, Unbroken Ground, directed by Chris Malloy, explains the critical role food will play in the next frontier of our efforts to solve the environmental crisis.

This film explores four areas of agriculture that aim to change our relationship to the land and oceans. Most of our food is produced using methods that reduce biodiversity, decimate soil and contribute to climate change. We believe our food can and should be a part of the solution to the environmental crisis – grown, harvested and produced in ways that restore our land, water and wildlife. The film profiles the pioneers in the fields of regenerative agriculture, regenerative grazing, diversified crop development and restorative fishing.

Watch the full length film and join us in finding a solution to the environmental crisis through food.


Unbroken Ground from Patagonia Provisions on Vimeo.