Small Changes premiered at the Murray Center for Documentary Journalism's Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival in May 2023 and won Best Film. Future screenings will be announced.
Erica didn’t know what organic meant until she went to college and fell into a friend group of self-described homeschooled hippies. One day, sitting on a river bank after a psychedelic trip she felt a peace she had never known. In that moment all she knew she needed to do was grow her own food and medicine.
After the birth of her first daughter, she took all of her savings and bought 2 acres of land. She met her husband and continued to grow the plot into the successful no-till, sustainable farm it is today.
Several years ago, the couple bought 71 acres of farmland in Mid-Missouri with the hope of creating a hub for sustainable farming and agroforestry in an area dominated by industrialized agriculture. However, after the birth of her youngest daughter, Erica’s husband abruptly left her with three young daughters, a farm to manage, and an ambitious project ahead of her.Small Changes
follows Erica as she transitions to the new land and plants the seeds for an income generating farm. Through seasons of challenges we wait with Erica and her uncertain goals. With her dreams, her daughters and a growing community of support, Erica embarks on a journey of small changes to make the difference for the life she wants to live.