Grow Yer Own

4 films in this block • 52 minutes


The Films

From the Ground Up

  • Year 2022
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 11 min
  • Director Fischer Genau

Filmmaker in Attendance, Subject in Attendance, Family Friendly, First Time Filmmaker

From the Ground Up shows a town coming together to support its members, grow food, and do the necessary work to live kindly and responsibly off the land.

In Ishpeming, MI, the slow work of building a community is being done. And it takes every one of its members, from the newborn to the 99 year-old, to do it.

Partridge Creek Farm is unique as the only nonprofit educational farm in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and it’s striving to build a resilient food system in a town of 6500 in one of the most food insecure regions in the country. Through the development of farm-to-school education, growing and distributing fresh, healthy food, and fostering deep relationships with Ishpeming natives and newcomers, Partridge Creek is using food not only to feed people but to connect them to the earth and each other.

From Great Water

  • Year 2022
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 14 min
  • Director Andrew Bydlon

Michigan Premiere

Native run salmon is as wild as the Alaskan rivers they swim. It stays that way because of a community that protects its waters and dedicates itself to the idea that a fish that feeds so many deserves respect. Amanda Wlaysewski, owner of Kvichak Fish Company, shows the quality and sustainability that are possible when individuals hold this focus all the way from the fishing vessels in the great waters of Bristol Bay, Alaska to your dinner plate.

Michigan's Largest Weed Farm

  • Year 2022
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 7 min
  • Director Nick Nummerdor/Andrew J. Morgan

Filmmaker in Attendance, Michigan Premiere

Check out the spectacular views and troubles of growing cannabis in one of the most northern states in the country.

All Hop'd UP

  • Year 2022
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 20 min
  • Director Cameron Mattson and Kevin Paczesny

Filmmaker in Attendance, Adult Language, Michigan Premiere, Subject in Attendance, World Premiere

In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a rather unique subculture steeped in craft brewing has been growing since the mid 1990’s. This film explores that story by giving voice to some of the pioneers and newcomers behind the phenomenon they have come to call, “The Rising Tide”.