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A DVD that introduces numerous edible wild plants of Eastern North America + beyond. Forage free food + learn other uses of the plants.
A DVD that introduces numerous edible wild plants of Eastern North America + beyond. Forage free food + learn other uses of the plants.
97 backers pledged $2,225 to help bring this project to life.

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If we reach $1,000 the packaging will be upgraded to more professional cases!
If we reach $1,000 the packaging will be upgraded to more professional cases!

I began shooting footage for the DVD in the early spring of this year, and plan to finish shooting the last footage in late fall. This should allow for the DVD to be released in early December.

There will be around 35 different plant profiles, some containing just one species and others multiple species. I will show close ups of the various parts of the plants at different stages of growth and show potential lookalikes. Each profile will include some of the more important identifying features. These segments will also discuss harvest, preparation, and ecology, as well as mentioning other medicinal and utilitarian properties of the plants.

Other than the music (which will be written and preformed by excellent local musician Douglas Thomas), I will be responsible for creating the entire DVD.

Rewards: hand made tools and cordage.
Rewards: hand made tools and cordage.

These are some of the rewards available, see the side bar for more details.

Thanks for your support,

Nathan Carlos Rupley

http://nathanrupley.wordpress.com/

Risks and challenges

The primary risks and challenges that are part of this project are the need to be in the field shooting footage as each plant goes through it's different stages of growth, and the time required to edit all of the footage.

Since I spend a lot of time foraging already, this issue just means that I need to continue to bring my equipment with me at all times. The editing will be time consuming, but the closer to the release the colder and shorter the days will be. This means I will have more time available to be indoors.

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    1 copy of the DVD + a piece of hand twisted basswood inner bark cordage (made by me, from plants I cover in the DVD).

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    1 copy of the DVD + a piece of hand twisted milkweed fiber cordage (made by me, from plants I cover in the DVD).

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    2 copies of the DVD + a piece of hand twisted milkweed fiber cordage (made by me, from plants I cover in the DVD).

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    2 copies of the DVD + 1 of 3 different handmade Norway maple tools with wood burned designs (made by me, from plants I cover in the DVD).
    1. is a small one handed digging stick.
    2. is a set of percussion sticks.
    3. is a small one handed garden hoe.

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    3 copies of the DVD + a personal 2hr foraging class and plant walk in your back yard or neighborhood park. Must be in Lancaster County PA. Class can be scheduled for late summer or early fall. DVDs will be available in December 2013.

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