In Northern Romania, the valleys and rolling hillsides that form the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains have been shaped and maintained for centuries by generations of family farmers and herders. It's a place where much of the work is still done without machinery, just as it was during medieval times. This is a culture rooted in an intimate knowledge of the environment - one that helps maintain biodiversity and enhances sustainable food security. Despite ever changing environmental, political, and climatic conditions, many of these farmers and herders have been able to maintain a degree of self-sufficiency and cultural autonomy. Yet, for better or worse, this traditional way of life is on the cusp of change.