The Ground Shots Project

The Ground Shots Project

is creating a podcast, zine publication, and ethnobotanical research

64

patrons

$558

per month
I'm Kelly Moody, and I've been writing about plants on the road for several years now, and started recording my work on the Of Sedge & Salt blog a few years ago. I started the Ground Shots Project as an offshoot of this blog to further share ideas about how we engage the land through create work, curious conversations, plant based medicine and ethnobotanical research. I primarily run this whole project out of the tiny quarters of my slide-in truck camper. You can read the blog, study the ethnobotanical profiles, view the art, and listen to the podcast here.
**** The  GROUND  SHOTS  project ****
is a study of human relationship to ecology. The project includes a small zine publication featuring my art, photography, and writing about the land released on occasion, soon to be a larger quarterly reader. The Ground Shots Project also includes a podcast featuring conversations and storytelling with people I have met in my travels across the country who's work intersects with the land. Lastly, it includes the creation of a free archive of ever evolving ethnobotanical research informed by observation of plants in place over time.


  1. **** The  GROUND SHOTS  zine publications ****
are a collaged patchwork of writing, travelogue, photography, drawings, ecological and social study of place. It is meant to be a reflection on the land through artistic process. It asks questions about how we see ourselves on the land and with each other in sometimes odd or non-linear ways. It is a work that can travel, be traded, and used for occasional reflection. The writing I do zooms out and looks at how things are interconnected using overarching themes. Alternatively, the work also involves looking closely at details in order to better know a place, thing or idea, hence the title 'ground shots.' My writing can focus on informative botanical study, environmental philosophy, stories based on themes around my childhood growing up in the south, or be stream of consciousness-- tapping into the emotive sense.  I write plant profiles as a way to archive the ethnobotanical research and personal fieldwork I've done over the years while traveling or studying place. Many of these profiles are available for free for everyone on the Of Sedge and Salt blog


**** The  GROUND SHOTS  podcast 
**** 

is an audio project that features conversations and storytelling about our relationship with ecology. This includes field recordings of folks in their element, music recordings, interviews, story captures, and more. 

How do we do our work in the modern age, when the urgency of ecological and social collapse sometimes feels looming? How do we creatively and whole-heartedly navigate our relationships with one another and the land?

I want to explore story, connection, heart and grit : what drives people to love our earth, or creatively express the ideas they need to communicate, tend the wilds or walk long distances?

I'm curious about the ways in which too we can find bridges of commonality with the land as our shared interest and concern.

The podcast is an audio project documenting people and place over time while sharing and considering different ways of seeing the world.

Why funding and membership for this project is essential : 

I currently live out of my slide-in truck camper and while it makes it easier for me to meet my very basic needs anywhere to an extent and takes me to the plants, it makes everything I do a little more difficult without a traditional work space. 

I have been personally funding this self-directed project for years by piecing together work here and there. I want to offer this project for free so that it is as accessible as possible. Having monthly memberships allows me to focus on this work, pay for its costs and my own basic personal expenses.

I created this page as a platform for folks to be engaged in this work and to help me expand the potential of what it could be.

I use the funds from membership to the project to pay a professional sound engineer to edit the podcast (Heather Pusey of Opia Creative) so that it is as quality of an experience as possible. It also pays for monthly podcast hosting and storage, the equipment needed to do field interviews, the travel expenses to find people for interviews, a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud to work on the publication, the cost of keeping some parts of my tiny humble home and workspace a safe and manageable shelter for me to keep doing this project and other expenses that come up with the work.

More funding will allow this project to travel further to meet more plants, feature more people and add to the depth and quality of the ethnobotanical profiles.

If monthly patronage in the form of $ is not possible for you, you can follow here for free content, subscribe to my newsletter (found on the website), share any aspect of this work, and offer feedback. You can unsubscribe or resubscribe at any time.

After the project reaches 50 patrons, I will be donating 5% of our funds to a rotation between Signal Fire, the United Plant Savers, and the Southern Poverty Law Center or individuals doing meaningful work in the world. (goal reached)

After I reach 100 patrons, I'll be doing regular live chats where all patrons can have the opportunity to chat with me about plants, or other topics.


Find me and the project online in these places:

Website
http://www.ofsedgeandsalt.com or
http://www.groundshotsproject.com

Podcast:

https://www.ofsedgeandsalt.com/ground-shots-podcas...

Shop
http://www.ofsedgeandsalt.com/store

Instagram
http://www.instagram.com/goldenberries


All work released here for patrons is copyrighted © 2019 Kelly Moody. Only use with permission.

banner photo credit: Kelsie McNair.
Tiers
Tips! Bonus audio & educational material
$3 or more per month
  • Access to bonus audio of the Ground Shots Podcast, not posted anywhere else
  • Access to extra educational material related to our podcast topics and guests
  • Access to occasional extra write-ups from the Ground Shots project and zine.
  • Access to early release of plant profiles and podcast episodes.
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
Occasional Videos
$5 or more per month


  • Access to occasional vlogs from our travels, place-based and plant related videos.
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
Extensive Guides
$10 or more per month
  • Access to occasional longer bonus talks or creative videos by me, podcast guests, or photo diary subjects. 
  • Access to bioregional plant guides. 
  • Plus all other previous rewards.




Monthly Postcard or Letter
$20 or more per month only 38 left


  • Monthly mail of a postcard or card with a note.
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
Land Capsule Herb + Art Packages
$30 or more per month only 8 left


  • Land capsule subscribers from July-October will receive a package at the end of October that will include at least 4 different medicines, a Ground Shots zine, handmade things from the land, some artwork, hand typed letters and more. Subscriptions through Patreon will be capped mid-July, and then it will only be possible to purchase this seasonal nomadic medicine package on the Of Sedge & Salt website for a higher price. Subscribe through Patreon to also gain access to member only content from the Ground Shots Project.
Major supporter! Large care package.
$45 or more per month only 19 left


  • I send you a care package of herbal and creative goodies of my choosing worth $75 with good faith that you will continue to support this project in the long term. 
  • Plus all other previous rewards.




Photo credit: Heather Pusey of We Are Still Wild. 

A FLURRY OF GRATITUDE
$75 or more per month only 5 left
  • After at least two months of patronage, we set up two dates to do google hangout sessions to talk about plants, botany or gardening, travel for about an hour each session. Be patient with me as I live in my truck on the road and often I am off grid and it takes me a second to find privacy and time. I look forward to connecting with you. I appreciate your dedicated support.
  • All other previous rewards.


Goals
64 of 100 patrons
When I reach 100 patrons, I'll be receiving enough pledges to pay off my audio equipment for the podcast, upgrade my microphones, and more easily pay Heather of Opia Creative to edit each podcast episode.

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I'm Kelly Moody, and I've been writing about plants on the road for several years now, and started recording my work on the Of Sedge & Salt blog a few years ago. I started the Ground Shots Project as an offshoot of this blog to further share ideas about how we engage the land through create work, curious conversations, plant based medicine and ethnobotanical research. I primarily run this whole project out of the tiny quarters of my slide-in truck camper. You can read the blog, study the ethnobotanical profiles, view the art, and listen to the podcast here.
**** The  GROUND  SHOTS  project ****
is a study of human relationship to ecology. The project includes a small zine publication featuring my art, photography, and writing about the land released on occasion, soon to be a larger quarterly reader. The Ground Shots Project also includes a podcast featuring conversations and storytelling with people I have met in my travels across the country who's work intersects with the land. Lastly, it includes the creation of a free archive of ever evolving ethnobotanical research informed by observation of plants in place over time.


  1. **** The  GROUND SHOTS  zine publications ****
are a collaged patchwork of writing, travelogue, photography, drawings, ecological and social study of place. It is meant to be a reflection on the land through artistic process. It asks questions about how we see ourselves on the land and with each other in sometimes odd or non-linear ways. It is a work that can travel, be traded, and used for occasional reflection. The writing I do zooms out and looks at how things are interconnected using overarching themes. Alternatively, the work also involves looking closely at details in order to better know a place, thing or idea, hence the title 'ground shots.' My writing can focus on informative botanical study, environmental philosophy, stories based on themes around my childhood growing up in the south, or be stream of consciousness-- tapping into the emotive sense.  I write plant profiles as a way to archive the ethnobotanical research and personal fieldwork I've done over the years while traveling or studying place. Many of these profiles are available for free for everyone on the Of Sedge and Salt blog


**** The  GROUND SHOTS  podcast 
**** 

is an audio project that features conversations and storytelling about our relationship with ecology. This includes field recordings of folks in their element, music recordings, interviews, story captures, and more. 

How do we do our work in the modern age, when the urgency of ecological and social collapse sometimes feels looming? How do we creatively and whole-heartedly navigate our relationships with one another and the land?

I want to explore story, connection, heart and grit : what drives people to love our earth, or creatively express the ideas they need to communicate, tend the wilds or walk long distances?

I'm curious about the ways in which too we can find bridges of commonality with the land as our shared interest and concern.

The podcast is an audio project documenting people and place over time while sharing and considering different ways of seeing the world.

Why funding and membership for this project is essential : 

I currently live out of my slide-in truck camper and while it makes it easier for me to meet my very basic needs anywhere to an extent and takes me to the plants, it makes everything I do a little more difficult without a traditional work space. 

I have been personally funding this self-directed project for years by piecing together work here and there. I want to offer this project for free so that it is as accessible as possible. Having monthly memberships allows me to focus on this work, pay for its costs and my own basic personal expenses.

I created this page as a platform for folks to be engaged in this work and to help me expand the potential of what it could be.

I use the funds from membership to the project to pay a professional sound engineer to edit the podcast (Heather Pusey of Opia Creative) so that it is as quality of an experience as possible. It also pays for monthly podcast hosting and storage, the equipment needed to do field interviews, the travel expenses to find people for interviews, a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud to work on the publication, the cost of keeping some parts of my tiny humble home and workspace a safe and manageable shelter for me to keep doing this project and other expenses that come up with the work.

More funding will allow this project to travel further to meet more plants, feature more people and add to the depth and quality of the ethnobotanical profiles.

If monthly patronage in the form of $ is not possible for you, you can follow here for free content, subscribe to my newsletter (found on the website), share any aspect of this work, and offer feedback. You can unsubscribe or resubscribe at any time.

After the project reaches 50 patrons, I will be donating 5% of our funds to a rotation between Signal Fire, the United Plant Savers, and the Southern Poverty Law Center or individuals doing meaningful work in the world. (goal reached)

After I reach 100 patrons, I'll be doing regular live chats where all patrons can have the opportunity to chat with me about plants, or other topics.


Find me and the project online in these places:

Website
http://www.ofsedgeandsalt.com or
http://www.groundshotsproject.com

Podcast:

https://www.ofsedgeandsalt.com/ground-shots-podcas...

Shop
http://www.ofsedgeandsalt.com/store

Instagram
http://www.instagram.com/goldenberries


All work released here for patrons is copyrighted © 2019 Kelly Moody. Only use with permission.

banner photo credit: Kelsie McNair.

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Tiers
Tips! Bonus audio & educational material
$3 or more per month
  • Access to bonus audio of the Ground Shots Podcast, not posted anywhere else
  • Access to extra educational material related to our podcast topics and guests
  • Access to occasional extra write-ups from the Ground Shots project and zine.
  • Access to early release of plant profiles and podcast episodes.
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
Occasional Videos
$5 or more per month


  • Access to occasional vlogs from our travels, place-based and plant related videos.
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
Extensive Guides
$10 or more per month
  • Access to occasional longer bonus talks or creative videos by me, podcast guests, or photo diary subjects. 
  • Access to bioregional plant guides. 
  • Plus all other previous rewards.




Monthly Postcard or Letter
$20 or more per month only 38 left


  • Monthly mail of a postcard or card with a note.
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
Land Capsule Herb + Art Packages
$30 or more per month only 8 left


  • Land capsule subscribers from July-October will receive a package at the end of October that will include at least 4 different medicines, a Ground Shots zine, handmade things from the land, some artwork, hand typed letters and more. Subscriptions through Patreon will be capped mid-July, and then it will only be possible to purchase this seasonal nomadic medicine package on the Of Sedge & Salt website for a higher price. Subscribe through Patreon to also gain access to member only content from the Ground Shots Project.
Major supporter! Large care package.
$45 or more per month only 19 left


  • I send you a care package of herbal and creative goodies of my choosing worth $75 with good faith that you will continue to support this project in the long term. 
  • Plus all other previous rewards.




Photo credit: Heather Pusey of We Are Still Wild. 

A FLURRY OF GRATITUDE
$75 or more per month only 5 left
  • After at least two months of patronage, we set up two dates to do google hangout sessions to talk about plants, botany or gardening, travel for about an hour each session. Be patient with me as I live in my truck on the road and often I am off grid and it takes me a second to find privacy and time. I look forward to connecting with you. I appreciate your dedicated support.
  • All other previous rewards.