The Farmer who hears the grass growing
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"Give him three years. The place will be covered in weeds." Michael Simml converted to organic farming in the early 1980s. He was a pioneer – one of the first organic farmers in Germany. He did his best to ignore the neighbours’ sceptical whispers.
Nowadays, Simml brings in bumper harvests from just 18 hectares of ground in the Bavarian Forest. And the doubters? They’ve long changed their minds.
So what’s Simml’s recipe for success? Crop rotation, working together with earthworms and beetles, and the ability to understand what the ground is trying to tell him when weeds start growing out of it.
Awarded with 9 international Prizes
Audience Award, International Filmfestival Eberswalde -- Best Film (2nd Prize), ATLANTIS Nature and Environment Festival Wiesbaden -- Hoimar-von-Ditfurth-Award, Ökofilmtour 2010 -- Bavarian Film Award (2nd Prize), NaturVision 2010 -- Audience Award, NaturVision 2010 -- Best ecological Film, Green Screen Eckernförde 2010 -- Best Documentary, 36. Ekofilm-Fest 2011 -- Award of the Minister of Agriculture Prague, Life Sciences Film Festival 2011 -- Best Directing, Festival Xi'an 2011