The Need to Grow

Directors:   Rob Herring & Ryan Wirick

Best Documentary at 2018 Sonoma International Film Festival

Delivering alarming evidence on the importance of having healthy soil on our planet, coupled with the fact that at the current rate of soil degradation there are only about 60 years of farmable soil left, The Need to Grow offers an intimate look at activists and innovators in the food movement. 

Highlighted are an 8‑year-old girl who challenges the ethics of a beloved organization; a renegade farmer who struggles to keep his land as he revolutionizes resource-efficient agriculture; and an accomplished visionary inventor who faces catastrophe in the midst of developing a game-changing technology.

The film reveals not only the potential of localized food production working with nature, but our opportunity to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of the earth.  



Released in 2018
97 minutes
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