Filmmaker Jeff Spitz (The Return of Navajo Boy – Sundance/PBS 2000) follows his own family into a new American food revolution. Reluctant to help his wife Jennifer as she breaks ground for her backyard vegetable garden, Jeff confesses his utter lack of interest in growing food or doing yard work.
His two sons mock him for not helping. He chronicles their mother’s gritty attempt to raise chickens – illegally. When a neighbor’s dog attacks the four hens, the Spitzes find themselves embroiled in a political debate about food and community. Seeking inspiration and answers, Jeff and Jennifer travel far beyond their own backyard, giving voice to remarkable people who are changing the way they eat and buy food and educate the next generation of consumers.