All across the country, the ways and means of America?s small farmers are evolving. Young Hispanic farm laborers in California?s Salinas Valley are moving up the economic ladder, training to become tomorrow?s organic farm owners. In Houston, Congolese refugees are creating communities around vacant urban lots. And in nearby Dallas, a struggling college commits an unthinkable act of football heresy, plowing their gridiron into a garden and transforming a social need into a delicious educational opportunity.
By mid-century, 90 percent of the world's commercial fish may be tapped out. But we're not sunk yet. FOOD FORWARD sets sail with a different breed of fishermen who make their living on the water while treading lightly upon it. Meet old school fishermen in the Pacific Northwest reviving the tuna industry, young fishermen (and women) creating Community Supported Fisheries along the Eastern seaboard and the next generation of fish farmers in western Massachusetts.