Category Archives: Food Justice

Finished Editing!

We are done!

Mostly.

We are adding the title, and just need to render our movie and it will be done! (Did it in Final Cut Pro)

Yay!

P.S: Were did the weekly inspirations go? 🙂

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Food Justice: Urban Gardening!! Shall We Update?

Hi, I thought I would do this cause I got some time to kill!

So, On Saturday, under the high heat and the blistering sun, we went outside! We lost a few gallons of sweat and went to 2 urban gardens! We interviewed several people – both organizers , and people who use the garden – and even volunteered a bit, planning on going there again in a week or 2.

Well, anyway, we suffered from the blistering heat, and yeah, that and that. We also had to search a bit for people to interview, as it’s being memorial day weekend meant that many people weren’t there.

The problem we encountered:
Memory. We should have brought an extra card.

So, yep!

Let the others of the group post!

Week 4: Updates and Weekly Inspiration x2

THIS IS BENJAMIN AND GEORGIANA! 🙂

This is our weekly update!

Thanks for reading.

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Enviroment: Progress 2

Just kidding!

We went over film and audio techniques today. We’ll be filming for the first time on Saturday (either my grandfather or the Patchen Community Garden)! Ben and I are very excited.

So far, everyone we have met have been highly welcoming! And thus have encountered no problems!

Our goal for the video is to teach others the importance of urban gardening in relation to food and to inspire others to be involved.

Weekly Inspiration:

What are some challenges or difficulties you are facing as you begin production?

G: My only challenge is finding the time to film and balancing the externship with my final projects.

B: Pretty much the same! But I’m finishing school in a week and that will no longer be a problem!

How do you plan on tackling these challenges?

G: With lots and lots of planning. I’ll try to not procrastinate much. I have my days planned out for the next few weeks.

B: Planning!
What are you looking forward to working on? Is there a particular aspect of production you are especially excited about?

B: Interviews! And filming people! And what Georgiana says right after me!

G: I’m excited to visit some of the groups that we’ll be filming and see exactly what they do. I want to film!!! 😀

Bio: Georgiana

My name is Georgiana Yang. I attend Stuyvesant High School and I’m in 11th grade. I have a variety of interests that range from journalism to community service. I’m in the News department in my school newspaper, the Spectator, and I love to report on policies that affect the academic life at Stuy, which is the most important aspect of life as a Stuy student — at least in my opinion. I also immensely enjoy volunteering at hospitals and working with the children, parents and doctors/residents in the pediatrics division. There’s nothing like a smile on a grateful parent or child as they walk out the door.

Urban gardens have always been something present in my life and I just can’t imagine how different life would be like without them. Not only do my grandparents have a garden, but so the majority of the families living in my neighborhood. They always trade seeds, veggies and fruit. In addition to bringing us together as a community, urban gardens also provide a safer, healthier alternative to the imported vegetables and fruits sold at the supermarket. You never know how long those plants have been in transport and may have lost most of their nutrients by the time they are placed in the stands. There is also an unquestionable freshness in homegrown vegetables that can NOT be found inartificially ripened fruits and vegetables.

 

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Come up with pitch focus (Call Georgiana)

Blog Bio for Georgiana

Look into organizations that do urban gardens/farming

Bio: Benjamin

Hey all!

I’m Benjamin Kasavan, and am in 9th grade. I love technology; I built my own (1200$) computer, and love tinkering with electronics, a lot of which I scavenge from garbage. I have made an audio amplifier, an astable oscillator (Think something like a synthesizer), each for under 7$. Otherwise I have built myself a benchtop powersupply (Gives different DC Voltages) and some speakers with an amplifier. Both those were from stuff I collected from the trash.

I  go to the LFNY. That’s the Lycée Francais de New York. It’s a private french school around 75th street, which costs $27K per year. Yep. It costs 27 thousand dollars a year.  Thankfully, I’m on a scholarship, mostly because I am a french citizen (I have dual (American and French) citizenship). My dad’s American, and my mom’s French and my grandparents live in France, near Switzerland (In the region of Franche-Comté to be exact)

My grandparents have a garden, in which the plant tomatoes, parsley, cherries, zuchinni, and lots of other stuff.

The quality, especially the taste, between those, and other vegetables that you can buy, at a supermarket here is so much higher from there: Home grown vegetables, versus internationally imported vegs.

I’ll have a picture up… soon