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Blue Dot 146: Farming In Harmony With Nature: John Chester And The Biggest Little Farm


The award winning documentary The Biggest Little Farm is the focus of Dave's conversation with filmmaker turned farmer John Chester. He along with his wife Molly and their rescue dog Todd moved from a Los Angeles apartment onto a rundown 200 acre piece of property in Moorpark, Calif.

With the help of their mentor Alan York, they set out to rehabilitate the land into a biodynamic farm that had livestock, fruit trees and crops that grow and flourish in harmony with the surrounding native plant community ecosystem.

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Emma is comforted by John in The Biggest Little Farm

But it wasn't easy -- the couple faced many setbacks along the way that are chronicled in the stunningly photographed film. Join us for a conversation about The Biggest Little Farm.


Dave Schlom is the longtime host and creator of Blue Dot. From surfing to Voyager in interstellar space, rock guitar to orcas in our imperiled oceans, the topics on Blue Dot are as varied as the host’s interests and connections -- which are pretty limitless! An internationally respected space history journalist, Dave is also deeply fascinated by all aspects of the grand workings of nature’s awesome machinery on scales ranging from galactic to subatomic. And topics take in all aspects of the arts and sciences.