I just put together a website to feature all of the environmentally conscious individuals in Columbia that I interviewed and photographed for my final project. Check it out at http://melissafogarty24.wix.com/finalproject. Thanks!
Unfortunately this weekend I was not able to go to the Earth Day festival because I had gotten into trouble with my apartment and had to bring my dog back to St. Louis. I have been researching some more things to take pictures of this week and plan to go to the Rock Bridge Wildflower Walk led by Randal Clark. He has been leading these walks for 34 years now, which I find pretty cool! He identifies and provides information on different types of wildflowers throughout the group’s walk. There is a similar event going on Saturday where a park naturalist will be leading a hike through Gans Creek Wild Area. I plan to get portraits of these two guides and gather audio. I also plan to get photographs from the walk and possibly see if the participants have a specific reason they go to the events and if they are involved in any environmental projects themselves. I have also contacted the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture located on Smith Street. One goal of the CCUA is to demonstrate that urban farming is an economically viable profession. Another goal of the Urban Farm: to break down the mental disconnect that where we live should be geographically and intentionally distant from where our food is produced. I am currently doing more research and hope to have at least 5 more subjects for my project.
Check out David Dittmer’s Audio Slideshow at https://vimeo.com/125647825 and learn more about the TreeKeepers in Columbia, MO.
Check out Barbara Buffaloe’s audio slideshow at https://vimeo.com/125635918 and hear her talk about the 30 day biking challenge and see her commute from work to her children’s preschool
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