Help me name my documentary!
August 20, 2008 7:51 PM   Subscribe

Please help me name my documentary on urban farming!

I am currently making a broadcast-length documentary about urban farming (and related issues of food crisis, sustainability, eco-equity, etc) in the Bay Area with my film production company... and we are having no luck with a title. With grant applications and other promo materials in the works, we need a name, and bad. We've been hoping something good might come from an interview, but nothing so far. I've scoured famous quotes about farming and agriculture without any success.

A few we came up with but didn't like for various reasons:

A Growing Movement (too cheesy)
Food Chains (not quite right)
On Common Ground (our favorite, but still pretty damn cheesy)

Help! We need something catchy, awesome, and relevant to urban agriculture!
posted by ORthey to Media & Arts (25 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
what about "food in the city"---use the same font/layout as Sex in the City.
Or, you could use Sex in the City, and cross out the Sex (not sure if that would infringe copyright or not). The idea that people can grow food in the city is about as scandolous as sex used to be.
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee at 8:07 PM on August 20, 2008

The Seedy Part of Town
Seed City
Where The Watermelons Grow (I dunno, down by the Bay.... Watermelons are food... Whatever.)
Food For Thought
The Asphalt Garden (play on the asphalt jungle)
Hollywood And Vines
posted by papayaninja at 8:14 PM on August 20, 2008

"The Seedy Part of Town" is an amazing idea. Good call papayaninja.
posted by Science! at 8:23 PM on August 20, 2008

An Urban Garden
posted by Brian B. at 8:27 PM on August 20, 2008

or...Seeds in the City
Midnight Hoeboy (ha...)

Something playing on A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, but I can't think of it.
posted by phunniemee at 8:46 PM on August 20, 2008

A Rooftop and a Mule?
posted by Camofrog at 8:50 PM on August 20, 2008

posted by turgid dahlia at 8:58 PM on August 20, 2008

No Stone Unturned
Arable Area
Arable Avenue
Arable Neighborhood
Seed Street
posted by avoision at 9:10 PM on August 20, 2008

This sounds like an awesome documentary! But don't call it Common Ground -- it's the name of .... like, a permaculture magazine or something. I'll remember it soon here. Ah, this. It'll confuse people.
posted by salvia at 9:26 PM on August 20, 2008

Cropping Up.
posted by anildash at 10:41 PM on August 20, 2008

Best answer: The Edible City
City Seeding
Farm City
Soil Under Asphalt
posted by suedehead at 10:56 PM on August 20, 2008

Might sound obvious, and may have some copyright issues, but what about The Concrete Jungle?
posted by Mephisto at 11:01 PM on August 20, 2008

Old Macdonald Had an Urban Farm.
Urban Growth.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 12:26 AM on August 21, 2008

Parking Lots and Garden Plots
People, Pavement and Plants
posted by papayaninja at 12:41 AM on August 21, 2008

Apartment Farms
posted by emptyinside at 12:53 AM on August 21, 2008

Sustenance, Sustainability, and the City
posted by loosemouth at 2:23 AM on August 21, 2008

Made me think of 'The world tuned upside down' (Billy Bragg version) about the Diggers. It also featured on a Dick Gaughan record called A Handful of Earth. Any of the three titles might be good, depending on the tone of your film.
posted by Jakey at 4:46 AM on August 21, 2008

Bean Streets
posted by No-sword at 5:31 AM on August 21, 2008

Green Streets
Garden Guerrillas
The Straw Man Argument
Digging In
posted by Toekneesan at 6:09 AM on August 21, 2008

How about "Soil for Food", as a play on that "Oil-For-Food" UN program that was the focus of a scandal related to Kofi Annan's son?
posted by micayetoca at 6:24 AM on August 21, 2008

Street Beets
Cracks in the Sidewalk
The Metro Harvest
posted by nineRED at 6:55 AM on August 21, 2008

The Urban Farmer
Agri Culture
Subway Carrots and Skyscraper Tomatoes
You Say Potato, I Say Parking Lot
Green Spaces
The Village Green
Eat Your City
Will Farm for Food
posted by platinum at 3:41 PM on August 21, 2008

Response by poster: Man, these are just great. I think The Edible City (maybe without the The) is my favorite so far, especially since we're featuring Alice Water's Edible Schoolyard in the film. Thanks!!!
posted by ORthey at 8:07 PM on August 21, 2008

Response by poster: Er, Waters'.
posted by ORthey at 9:15 AM on August 22, 2008

posted by suedehead at 2:52 PM on August 25, 2008

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