Crawford Stewardship Project works to protect the environment of Crawford County and neighboring regions from threats of polluting and extractive industries, to promote sustainable land use, environmental justice, and local control of natural resources

Crawford Stewardship Project is a nonprofit organization.
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Crawford Stewardship Project
P.O. Box 284
Gays Mills, WI 54631


Crawford Stewardship Project is grateful for the generous support of RESIST, Inc. RESIST funds and supports grassroots groups organizing on the frontlines of the peace, economic, social, and environmental justice movements.

“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” ~Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

"CAFOs are only profitable because so much of the cost and damage is externalized onto the environment, neighbors and wildlife. The monitoring, supervision, clean-up, restitution, fines are not happening, thus the true cost of CAFOs never find the way onto the balance books." Talking point from the CAFO Conference.

“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”
~Aldo Leopold, 1948. A Sand County Almanac.

Recommended Movies and where to get them

American Farm – 85 mins.
A struggle to preserve an American way of life.

Bad Seed: The Truth About our Food – 112 mins. NETFLIX
The truth about our food and facts about Genetically Modified Organisms.

Big River – 30 mins. AVAILABLE FROM
Eco-documentary on the consequences of industrial agriculture, focusing on the water runoff of 1 acre of corn. (See King Corn).

Broken Limbs NETFLIX
Apple farmers in Washington State are squeezed out by corporate farms.

Controlling Our Food: the World According to Monsanto AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE VIEWING AT
Documentary on Genetically Modified Organisms.

Death on a Factory Farm SEE HBO WEBSITE
HBO special on the alleged abuse of animals on corporate farms. (Warning: Graphic).

Dirt!: the Movie NETFLIX
Appreciation of the ground beneath our feet. (Airs on PBS, December 10, 2010).

Farming Forward – 50 mins. CONTACT Gustavus Adolphus College at

Article about the film:
Positive look at sustainable farming in Minnesota.

Fast Food Nation – 116 mins. NETFLIX
Look at how the Big Mac is born and the meat-packing industry.

Food for Thought: Honey, We’re Killing the Kids This is episode 11 of the series "Honey, we're Killing the Kids". Available for purchase through
Families are given a chance for healthy food choices. (Discovery Channel).

Food, Inc. – 90 mins. NETFLIX
Look at the modern U.S. food industry – putting cost and convenience over nutrition and the environment.

Food Matters – 80 mins. NETFLIX
Current state of health and the relationship between the lack of nutrition in America’s diet and rising healthcare costs.

Forks Over Knives SEE
Rejecting animal-based diet and processed foods. (Coming out March 2011).

Fresh, the Movie – 72 mins. 1.27.11 – Madison, WI: Joel Salatin introduces the film FRESH in person at the Midwest Value Added Agriculture Conference. ALSO SEE:
Celebrates the reinvention of our food system, including urban farming.

Fridays at the Farm – 19 mins. NETFLIX DVD AVAILABILITY UNKNOWN
Cinematic diary of organic Community Supported Agriculture.

The Future of Food – 88 mins. NETFLIX
Documentary on our food supply and information on Genetically Modified Organisms.

The Garden NETFLIX
Documentary on Latino farmers in West L.A. and using urban land for farming.

Farming families in Southwestern U.S., farmers’ markets and farm-to-school program.

Killer at Large – 182 mins. NETFLIX
Reasons and solutions to the U.S. obesity epidemic.

King Corn – 88 mins. NETFLIX
Documentary following 1 acre of corn grown in America. (See Big River).

The Last Farm in Lowell – 60 mins. Available through Amazon at:
Portrait of a surviving family farm, its struggles and support from the community.

Lunch Line (the Movie) POSSIBLY OR
Made in 1965, features poverty in rural America. This movie apparently uses clips from a 60's movie. The latter was a movie made in 1965 which also explores the beginnings of school lunch programs called "Poverty in America Historical Film: Poverty In Rural America DVD (1965)" available from Amazon at

Mad Cowboy Available from OR
Featuring a cattle rancher who does not eat meat.

My Father’s Garden – 56 mins. Available from
Use and misuse of technology on American farms; chemical-agriculture world of today.

Nourish: Food and Community – 50 mins. Available from NETFLIX, AVAILABILITY DATE UNKNOWN OR FROM
An inspiring call to eat more consciously.

Our Daily Bread
– 92 mins. NETFLIX
World of industrial food production and high-tech farming.

Peaceable Kingdom – 77 mins. Available from
Highlighting treatment of farm animals.

The Real Dirt on Farmer John – 82 mins. NETFLIX
Struggle of an eccentric third-generation farmer to start Community Supported Agriculture in the Chicago area.

Super Size Me – 96 mins. NETFLIX
Documentary investigation into health hazards of fast food.

Troublesome Creek NETFLIX
Iowan farmers struggle to save the family farm.

Two Angry Moms (Food Fight) – 62 mins. NETFLIX
What our kids are eating in school.

We Feed the World – What’s On Your Plate – 96 mins. NETFLIX, DVD AVAILABILITY DATE UNKNOWN
Expose’ of our modern agricultural system.

The Women of Zeri – 52 mins. Available from Amazon at
Group of women in Italy raising sheep as their grandfathers did.