Today solstice greetings arrived from the team for SEED: the Untold Story, a film in production in Portland, Oregon. With little outlay, I became one of the 1,359 backers of this new documentary.
Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz produced an earlier favorite of mine, Queen of the Sun. Roger Ebert in called it "a remarkable documentary that's also one of the most beautiful nature films I've seen. In exquisite photography by Siegel, we go inside hives and follow bees as they sip on flowers. We also meet beekeepers in sylvan settings (Illinois, Germany, New Zealand, and Italy) and even on rooftops in Manhattan. Yes, there's a movement supporting rooftop hives and gardens."
We left New York two years before beekeeping became legal in Manhattan in 2010. Some hardy souls were doing it earlier and selling it quite boldly. I think this story is about the honey we purchased at a flea market in the west eighties. Beekeeper David Graves now schools Bronx students on how-to.
Watch the too-short promotional video of SEED and its around the world vision...Join me in thinking about a better, a new-and-improved, a peace-filled 2014 that we all could share.
[Thanks to Wikipedia for the worldly solstice image]