To Which We Belong is a documentary that highlights farmers and ranchers leaving
behind conventional practices that are no longer profitable or sustainable.
With quiet courage, they are improving the health of our soil and sea to save their livelihoods — and our planet.
Years of industrialized agriculture have been a major contributor to climate change. To Which We Belong follows a new generation of farmers and ranchers who seek to rebuild their businesses and their planet by embracing the interconnectedness of living things.
On land long depleted by monocultured crops, Trey Hill fills the fields with colorful tangles of plant life, revivifying the soil and bringing new richness to the harvest. In Chihuahua, Mexico ranchers like Alejandro Carrillo practice revolutionary techniques in cattle herding, carving out space for wildlife to thrive again. And off the coast of Connecticut, Bren Smith re-seeds the
ocean with kelp, mussels, oysters, and scallops, restoring ecosystems ravaged by commercial fishing.
Despite their difference in culture and location, these farmers and ranchers are rooted in the same belief: that to work with nature, not against it, is the answer. Science is showing that if we draw down enough carbon from the sky back into the soil through regenerative agricultural practices, we can actually reverse climate change bringing carbon dioxide down to pre-industrial revolution levels.
So, now it’s our turn: to bring awareness and support to the ranchers and farmers doing the work to renew the earth through these simple, yet profound practices.
To Which We Belong tells the stories of nine farms and ranches going against the grain to bravely leave behind practices that are no longer profitable or sustainable.
These unsung heroes just might save their livelihoods – and our world itself.
And in this time of turmoil, it might be the best news you receive all year.
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