Life on the Farm

About the Project

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John Chester and his team, are regular contributors to Oprah Winfrey’s Emmy award winning series Super Soul Sunday on OWN. In 2016 their Super Soul Sunday short film, “Saving Emma”, received an Emmy Award nomination. Most of the stories originate from the biodynamic farming project Apricot Lane Farms that both he and his wife, Molly, run together in Moorpark, CA. This one-of-a-kind farm is both Organic and Biodynamic certified. What makes it so unique are the methods used that follow regenerative farming principles designed to create a farm which over time can become a self-contained ecosystem through the enhancement of its biological diversity. They have been documenting the conversion of this once rundown conventional farm to a regenerative ecosystem on both the micro and macro scale since 2011. The farm shorts are a glimpse into their experiences.

Saving Emma

Nominated for a 2016 Emmy Award, Emma the pig is sick, underweight and very pregnant. Watch her inspiring journey.

Guardians

Who’s keeping a watchful eye over the contented group at Apricot Lane Farms?

Meet Chris

Once you hear about Chris, you’ll never forget him. Hear his extraordinary story.

Poodleroo

A remarkable story of resilience and purpose.

The Journey of Apricot Lane Farms

John shares how he and his wife, Molly, turned their dream for Apricot Lane Farms into a reality.

The Michael Franti Story

Once known for his politically charged lyrics, Michael sensed that the world needed something different from him. He shares his awakening.

Watch more Super Soul Shorts by John Chester


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