Archive for April, 2009

Seedling Inspiration

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

In case you’ve gotten behind in your spring planting (like me) and need further inspiration beyond the chirping birds and warm sun on your skin, here are some nice photos of a great & cheap way to start your seedlings indoors (courtesy of our industrious collaborator in New Jersey, Brandon Rosser):

All you need is a toothpick, some soil, seeds, and some old egg shell halves. Start by poking a hole in the bottom of the egg shell for drainage.

Then you fill it with soil, place your seed at the appropriate depth, water, place in a window, and watch it grow!

When the seedlings are large enough to transplant outside, you can crush the egg shell a bit, then gently place it in its home in the earth…the egg shell will provide some nice nutrients as the seedlings get bigger! Then, enjoy the bounty that’s will ensue!

(small disclaimer: it may be too late to start some seedlings depending on where you live…check the back of your seed packets to make sure you’ve still got time!)

Plus, if any of you are in need of post-production accounting/supervision services, or just want to check out some cool guys–look at Brandon and Chris’s business: http://www.goforpost.com/index.html They’ve been a great help to our production!

-shelley
Director/Producer
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Salutations!

Lots of exciting news for you:

Just this past Tuesday, Emily Triantaphyllis and I were interviewed by NY1 at the Northeast Organic Farming Association of NY Luncheon. NOFA is the oldest and largest New York organization devoted to organic and sustainable farming and gardening, so it was exciting to see some old friends and warm faces. We’re told the segment should air sometime after the Tribeca Film Festival on the NY1 network.

You’ll all be glad to know that we’ve become partners with the Brooklyn Food Conference being held May 2nd in Park Slope—information about the BFC can be found below.

Shelley just attended the Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Film and Media Festival this past weekend (April 11-12) where she was a guest judge of student work and a filmmaker panelist.  It was a super-delicious, super-entertaining, super-fun time!  Cheers to all our new friends in Ohio!  For more information about BGSU go to www.bgsu.edu/gish

Still digging for more news/events where WOAO will be attending/screening sneak peaks? You have come to the right place!

Shelley will be attending two Earth day events this Thursday April 23!  She’ll be showing both our trailer & a sneak peak scene, so come check it out!

  • Earth Day Organic Breakfast at Rueters Green Week –10 a.m. April 23rd
    For Thompson-Reuters employees.
  • CUNY Eco Conference – Greening the Dialogue: Eco-Criticism and Practice in Theatre, Performance, and Film at CUNY Graduate Center –3:30-6pm.
    Free and open to the public. Other presenters such as Hillary Miller, Graca Correa, Miriam Felton-Dansky will also attend.
  • Brooklyn Food Conference – May 2 – Free event
    On Saturday, May 2, the Brooklyn Food Conference will bring together a uniquely broad and diverse community of activists to discuss and learn more about the critical food issues of our time and what role we as neighbors can play to address them. They are working towards a food system that brings healthy, sustainable food to everyone. With a full day of workshops, plenaries, kids’ programming and exhibits, there is something for everyone at this FREE event.  Speakers include Dan Barber of Blue Hill, Anna Lappe of the Small Planet Institute, Raj Patel of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, and LaDonna Redmond of Chicago’s Institute for Community Resources Development and many others!  Co-sponsors include: Park Slope Food Coop, Caribbean Women’s Health Association, World Hunger Year, Brooklyn Rescue Mission, and Brooklyn’s Bounty, and over 150 community organization partners.  Over 2,000 people will attend at John Jay HS (237 7th Ave) and PS 321 (180 7th Ave) in Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more details and to register, go to www.brooklynfoodconference.orginfo@redtentwomensproject.org

We’re planting lots of seeds this spring.  We sure hope y’all will plant some, too!  If you need some, remember, any donation over $10—we’ll send you a packet of heirloom basil seeds for your herb garden!

Best,
W”O”AO? team