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Maker Faire 2013

May 24, 2013

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Last weekend we have the honor to screen a few of our short videos at the Bay Area Maker Faire thanks to  and it was a fantastic experience in so many ways.  The Maker Faire is “Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, it is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors.”  We were part of the Farm + Food Film Festival at the Homegrown Village which was host to great demos, local organizations and business like the East Bay Urban Agriculture Alliance and my favorite local resource for all things homesteady Farm Curious.

We screened five short videos that are part of the larger project that is “From the Ground Up”. The overall project consists of a 30-minute documentary that is intended for community screenings and a series of short videos that will be available on-line.  We have other exciting plans in the works!  Two of the shorts we showed are available on our YouTube channel if you want to check them out.  We will be adding the others soon.  We had the great fortune to be screening with Farm Shorts, Kala, Scott and Jessie were incredibly supportive and fun to spend time with, I really enjoyed their company and their short films, please check out their project.  The only feature film that screened was “Symphony of the Soil” about how soil is built and why it is so important to care for it. It is a beautiful film full of important information that everyone needs to know.  The pilot episode of Food Forward screened as well on Saturday, I am really looking forward to seeing the rest of this program. On Sunday, Randy Hall showed his short documentary “Udderly Direct”, everyone learned a lot about what the fuss about raw milk is about, check it out.  We screened on Saturday and Sunday, it was great to see the reactions and meet people, the Maker Faire crowd is most definitely our audience. A couple people asked how they could join a CSA and another was super excited to go home and plant a garden today, yeah!  I owe a huge thank you to Jennifer Wehunt of, Kim Dow of the Maker Faire and Kala & Scott of Farm Shorts for making the weekend such a pleasure and success – Thank you!

What is in store for the near future? Well, we are preparing to start the final edit of the 30 minute doc, which will begin in mid-June.  We have a team of people working on editing the short videos and you should start seeing more of them soon.  I will finally get around to doing some gardening of my own, we are able to stay in our rental house for the time being, so I better get some plants in the ground.

Thank you so much for your continued support!

Kristi Adams

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