Hello friends and supporters, Hope this message finds you all warm and peaceful as these autumn days continue to shorten moving toward the solstice.
First I want to apologize for not being an avid updater, these past few months have been very exciting and humbling as this film project has begun to take shape in unexpected forms. The money raised allowed the conversion of the diesel van to run on waste vegetable oil and a solar panel installed for mobile electricity. These systems took longer to gather, assemble and master then planned and by the time everything was running smoothly it was already late summer. After my first few visits in Central Vermont I was hit with the winds of mechanical misfortune! My transmission passed away and a few days after its repair I blew a head gasket in the engine! In other words I was stranded in Vermont for over a month.
By the time I was back on the road the trees were mostly bare and the growing season was reaching its final moments. I felt cursed. So I did what any certified Permaculture designer would do, I put on my Permaculture goggles. I quickly saw "the problem is the solution. If I didn't have enough time to finish filming before the winter then I had not given myself enough time in the first place.
So, the new plan is to extend this film project for another growing season to allow adequate time to truly capture all phases of the year on these sites and get a much more comprehensive view of how this movement is taking shape. I will be filming through the winter, spring and into the summer with plans to visit most of the sites multiple times to capture the seasonal transitions. Thank you for your understanding and support!
I will also now be updating this project weekly and posting Episodes of each site I visit so you can see the film taking shape. Here is the link to Episode 1 of Ben Falk's Whole Systems Design Homestead in Moretown,VT. I was able to spend a good deal of time with him while stranded in Vermont.
Here is the Link to the Blog where I will be posting the episodes and the weekly updates:
and remember the word "Apocalypse" translates in greek to mean "Uncovering" or "a revelation of something hidden".
PS: All rewards will be pushed back until the film is complete next fall, thanks for understanding. It will be worth it!