Urban Conversion Season 1 (DVD)
Aspect Ratio: FS
Disc Count: 1
Languages & Subtitles: English
Audio: DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1
Run Time: 245.0
Episode 1 – Backyard Farm with Sundari Kraft | Denver, Colorado Goats, chickens and plenty of natural fertilizer – Rodman learns what it takes to be a backyard urban farmer from Sundari Kraft in Denver, Colorado. Sundari runs a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm out of her city lot. She not only tore up her front lawn to plant veggies but she also raises farm animals in her backyard. Rodman explores chicken keeping, goat milking, and more in this entertaining backyard farm episode.
Episode 2 – Burbs and the Bees with Corwin Bell | Eldorado Springs, Colorado What would you do if your neighbor wanted to bring in thousands of honeybees? Bee guardian, Corwin Bell, teaches Rodman and Gina the importance of honeybees in not only agriculture but also your local neighborhood. The population of honeybees is declining rapidly but you can help! Find out how in this fascinating episode on backyard beekeeping.
Episode 3 – White House and Monticello with Sam Kass | Washington, DC Rodman and Gina explore the roots of gardening First Lady Michelle Obama’s White House Kitchen Garden. Chef Sam Kass teaches them the history and the modern reasons why the White House would have a garden, keep bees, compost, and donate to local soup kitchens all from working the land on the south lawn of the White House which also happens to be a National Park. From there they visit Thomas Jefferson’s farm at Monticello and learn the ancestry of seeds and how we can enjoy tastes from the past on our plates today.
Episode 4 – Alternative Fuel with Duke’s Altschuler | Boulder, Colorado Could an alternatively fueled car be in Rodman’s future? Rodman learns whats down the road for Hydrogen fuels, gets his hands dirty collecting bio diesel, and is “shocked” to learn about a mechanics shop that converts classic cars to electric.
Episode 5 – Green U with the University of Colorado | Boulder, Colorado Rodman goes back to school learn how one campus is leading the way towards sustainability in higher education. He will be living, learning, and putting one up for the home team as a non-traditional student.
Episode 6 – Detroit Urban Farming with Taja Seville | Detroit, Michigan Rodman sees first hand the positive effects of urban farming as it shapes a new identity for a Detroit Community. Leading the way is Taja Seville and her Urban Farming organization, who take him into the city to see hope is springing up from vacant lots and community programs.
Episode 7 – Home Brewing with Dean Andres | Arvada, Colorado Gina, forever hopeful that Rodman will embrace a sustainable lifestyle, encourages him to find a hobby. Rodman discovers the hands on, fun process of home brewing with a local home brewing club. Could this be the hobby he has been looking for?
Episode 8 – Farm to Table with Isabelle Farms, The Kitchen, & Jack Johnson | Lafayette, Colorado – Date night at The Kitchen, a farm to table restaurant, sends Rodman and Gina on a mission to follow their food back to its roots, volunteering at Isabelle Farms, a local organic market farm. While putting their hands to the dirt, they go beyond the buzz words to see what goes into local, biodiverse, organic growing. Featuring special guest musician and sustainability advocate, Jack Johnson.