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RE: Lookin for Videos

The non-profit "Growing Power" in Madison, Wisconsin, has produced a very 
nice one.  Contact the director, Hope Finklestein at gropower@danenet.wicip.org

Good Luck,
Branden Born

At 12:36 PM 5/22/00 -0400, you wrote:
>I personally don't know if there are any community garden videos currently
>available off the shelf. The closest I remember was a series put out by PBS
>a decade ago called Crockett's Victory Garden. That would be your best shot.
>Maybe UC Santa Barbara has some ( imagine, the late great Alan Chadwick on
>film weirding out new community gardeners in his stentorian Shakespearian
>voice - this would be a cult classic.)
>Grow your own. Make it meet the needs of your community and climate.
>Get yourself a writer, some of your more communicative and photogenic master
>gardeners ( I am an idealist: master gardeners who speak clearly and are not
>horribly disfigured by chemical fertilizers, adult beverages or garden tools
>used as projectiles) a community garden willing to be filmed in and  some
>appropriately diverse gardeners ( seniors, kids: multi-colored and sexed).
>Go to the UMN video dept. and get some students with cameras who desperately
>need the course credits to graduate and this can be relied upon to hang in
>throughout a growing season.
>This will have to be paid for by a grant so get your writer, master
>gardeners the UMN video professor and your self into a room with someone who
>has applied for a grant before. Figure out how many munutes of filmed video
>you want and get the prof. to explain how many work hours this will take (
>so many $'s for so many days of filming and editing.)  The prof may want you
>to create your script first before you apply for the grant. A finished
>script  looks good when appended to the grant proposal also. Maybe the local
>affilate of PBS might be interested in the project ( remember, they did
>Crockett's Victory Garden.)  The gardening materials should not cost
>anything extra as they are ordinary garden materials. Add in beer and pizza
>Make several short videos which can be used as part of a larger community
>garden video.
>Some topics: Raised bed vegetable gardening ( I'd check out UC Santa
>Barbara's program if they have any videos, recordings of Alan Chadwick's
>lectures); water conservation; flower bed gardening; garden conflict
>resolution; garden tool and shed maintenance ( this I think would be an
>Oscar winner!).
>Ideally, if you can get a great grant, I'd film the creation of a community
>garden from planning to the end of the first year.
>Easy for me to say,
>Good luck,
>Adam Honigman
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Marsha Kellgog [SMTP:marita@unm.edu]
> > Sent: Monday, May 22, 2000 12:05 PM
> > To:   community_garden@mallorn.com
> > Subject:      [cg] Lookin for Videos
> >
> > I am coordinating a community garden training, and I'm looking
> > for a video on the basics.  Any suggestions?  Where can I find it
> > and buy it? Thanks!
> > Kathy Begeal
> > Rio Grande Community Farms
> > Albuquerque, New Mexico
> > email: kbegeal@unm.edu
> >
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