This short documentary from The Grasslands Project explores the struggles of small Prairie farms. “These small farms are a thing of the past,” laments Herb Pidt, whose family homesteaded on this land in the 1920s. The Pidt family scraped a living out of these harsh, dry prairies and, though poor, always managed to put food on the table. But that era has come to an end, and, as Herb touchingly explains, he’s the last one on the farm and there’s no one left to keep the home place together.
Ages 12 to 18
Family Studies/Home Economics - Aging/Death and Dying
Geography - Territory: Agricultural
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World
A short documentary from The Grasslands Project featuring Herb Pidt, whose family has farmed on the land for generations. That era has come to an end, as there are no family members who want to keep the farm running. Film can be used for discussions, essays or research projects about the factors that lead to young people leaving farming communities for urban employment.