I have been remiss. This post is coming late...or early, depending upon your perspective.
Last week, I missed the end-of-week post that I usually write. Here's why-
Within the last 10 days, I have spoken at a Home & Garden Show, taught 2 full days at the Grow PHX Permaculture Design Course, collated photos and footage from a wicking bed project, bought a chicken coop, collaborated with two experts to create classes on bee keeping and marketing for farmers, toured Flower Street Urban Gardens, removed rocks from a patch of ground where I want to plant peas, picked up a bushel of apples, taught at the Arizona State Fair, and prepared two videos from footage taken at St. Vincent de Paul Urban Farm.
You can view the videos of my interviews with Tony Kasowski at the SVDP Urban Farm below.
Behind-the-scenes, these videos were difficult to edit.
The raw footage and audio files were taken in 2015, when I was new to video interviews. I used a Go Pro camera without an external mic, so there is a lot of extraneous noise. My husband and daughter did a lot of the filming.
I visited the farm in the summer, which is a down time for gardens in Phoenix. It was extremely HOT and the farm was a bit bare.
Finally, once I had the footage, I was occupied by writing the book. And I didn't have a good way to edit the files. Long story short, I just completed the project. Tony must be thinking, "About Time!"
Greg Peterson and I are hosting this year's GrowPHX Permaculture Design Course at the SVDP Urban Farm, which is very exciting! I am taking updated video and will post an update soon (I promise not to take two years to get to it.)
Before I delete the raw audio file, I want to share it with you (in case you want to hear it all, including the boring parts!) Near the end, Tony and I discuss some administrative stuff. I forgot to turn off the recorder...Doh!
Suggested ways to spread the word about City Farming this week:
- Post a photo of yourself reading City Farming, or post about something in the book that you liked.
- Pin and Share the YouTube videos of Tony Kasowski.
- Share the graphics that appear on the Epic City Farming Launch Team Facebook page. (I will have some new ones soon, thanks to Stevie Ann Petit.)
My deepest gratitude to you all for your kind encouragement, helpful input and generous sharing. I am so thankful for you.