The Biggest Little Farm

The Biggest Little Farm

October 08 - 12, 2019

This event occurred as part of the 19/20 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

"Babe" meets "An Inconvenient Truth" in this loving chronicle of two dreamers (and their dog) with a quixotic plan to turn 200 acres of barren land into a biodiverse, sustainable farm.


When faced with an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, CA. Part of their inspiration is to offer a more outdoorsy life for their rescue dog, Todd. Moreover, they want to live in better harmony with nature. Many of us hold similar dreams, but John and Molly put them into action.

The barren land they've chosen, however, requires years of daunting work and an unforeseen test of their ideals. Through tenacious perseverance and by embracing the opportunities provided by nature's conflicts, the Chesters unlock a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons and our wildest imagination. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature's call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet. D: John Chester, US, 2018

Celebrate Food Week and join us in the lobby before the film on Tues, Oct 8 to learn about what the Sustainability Office, Dartmouth Dining Services and the Dartmouth Organic Farm are growing and cooking up this year!

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“… an eloquent reminder that so much of what we take for granted on our plates is, in its own everyday way, a miracle.”

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