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.
Let the others of the group post!
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Enviroment: Progress 2
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.
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.
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!!! 😀
Do research and look into topic
Come up with pitch focus (Call Georgiana)
Blog Bio for Georgiana
Look into organizations that do urban gardens/farming
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