Kelly Moody is creating Ground Shots podcast and publication, botanical research
60
patrons
$662
per month
I'm Kelly Moody, and I headline all aspects of the Ground Shots Project. I primarily run it out of the tiny quarters of my slide in truck camper. I'm from the rural south, and have lived all over the country at different times, and currently have been nomadic for a few years. You can read more about me and my connection to plants, the land, history, craft and creative expression on my website here. 
**** The  GROUND  SHOTS  project **** is a study of human relationship to the land and the interconnectedness of the land beyond perceived bioregions. The project includes occasional small publications featuring art, photography, and writing about the land, memories and culture. It also includes a podcast interviewing people I have met in my travels across the country who's work intersects with the land, and a creative practice that is sometimes publicly shown. 

**** The  GROUND SHOTS  publications
 **** are a 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. My writing can focus on informative botanical study, philosophy, stories based on themes around my home place in the south, or stream of consciousness-- tapping into the emotive sense.  I write plant profiles as a way to give the ethnobotanical research and personal fieldwork I've done over the years while traveling or studying place available for free for everyone on my Of Sedge and Salt blog. Some of these profiles, as well as other writings, will be for future member only archives with full access for all patrons. 

**** The  GROUND SHOTS  podcast  **** is a way to document and collaborate with people I've met while traveling the country. The podcast is meant to record the voices and stories of different kinds of folks that work with the land, plants, and craft especially when it comes to ideas around the intersection of people and the land. The podcast makes itself by being a small encapsulation of time and place and someone's story in it : and isn't always planned with a specific agenda. Generally, the land is the theme but sometimes I focus on an artist for the heart of their work and feel like it matters in the bigger picture of the tendrils they reach- or someone who is engaged in  fieldwork in the heart of civilization- with be focus being on people more than the land (but we are the land). 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, to 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 will be an audio project documenting people and place over time. I may not always agree with everything everyone believes and says in the project - but I am interested in listening and considering different ways of seeing the world and hope to share that with others. 

I currently live out of my slide-in truck camper and while it makes it easier for me to meet my 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, and also piecing together work here and there to pay for my basic personal needs. I want to offer free content to reach many people. Having monthly memberships allows me to focus on this work.

I created this page as a platform for folks to be engaged in my work and to help me expand the potential of what it could be. I use the funds from memberships to the project directly for this work. It includes things like paying a professional sound engineer to edit the podcast, for podcast hosting and storage, for the equipment needed to do field interviews, for some of the travel expenses to seek people for interviews, for a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud to work on publications, for 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.

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 my work, and offer feedback. 

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 75 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 artwork and writing released here for patrons is copyrighted © 2019 Kelly Moody. Only use with permission.

banner photo credit: Kelsie McNair.
Tiers
Tip jar! Research supporter.
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
EVERYTHING HELPS! Thank you so much for any amount of support.

  • This will unlock access to patron-only updates, lens into work process.
  • You'll also unlock early access to a monthly ethnobotanical or herbal focused 'plant profile.'
  • Instant access to a patron-only discount that doesn't expire for our online store at ofsedgeandsalt.com


 


Bonus audio & educational material
$3 or more per month 14 patrons
  • Access to bonus audio through the Ground Shots Podcast
  • 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.
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
Videos
$5 or more per month 14 patrons

  • Access to occasional vlogs from our travels, plant related videos.
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
Extensive Guides
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
  • Access to occasional longer bonus talks, longer videos or bioregional plant guides. 
  • Plus all other previous rewards.




Monthly Postcard
$20 or more per month 2 of 40 patrons

  • Monthly mail of a postcard from our travels or card with a note.
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
Monthly Land Capsule Herbal Packages
$30 or more per month 14 of 15 patrons


  • Monthly package of a single herbal medicine, paired with some form of writing or art, some fresh plants or seeds from our studies, or occasionally a small handmade thing. We include a special newsletter each month.
  • January: 1 oz Rosemary Tincture, hand typed newsletter and other contents to be announced.
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
  • starting January- I will personally thank on the podcast any new pledgers $30/up. Let me know if you don't want this!
Major supporter! Let's chat.
$45 or more per month 2 of 5 patrons


  • We set dates together to do two Google Hangout or Chat session to discuss plants, health, food preservation, gardening, botany, traveling, photography.
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
  • starting January- I will personally thank on the podcast any new pledgers $30/up. Let me know if you don't want this!



Photo credit: Heather Pusey of We Are Still Wild. 

Goals
60 of 75 patrons
When I reach 75 patrons, I'll start doing a once a month live community chat where we can talk about anything, with all patrons invited!

At this stage, I'll likely 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 episode.

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I'm Kelly Moody, and I headline all aspects of the Ground Shots Project. I primarily run it out of the tiny quarters of my slide in truck camper. I'm from the rural south, and have lived all over the country at different times, and currently have been nomadic for a few years. You can read more about me and my connection to plants, the land, history, craft and creative expression on my website here. 
**** The  GROUND  SHOTS  project **** is a study of human relationship to the land and the interconnectedness of the land beyond perceived bioregions. The project includes occasional small publications featuring art, photography, and writing about the land, memories and culture. It also includes a podcast interviewing people I have met in my travels across the country who's work intersects with the land, and a creative practice that is sometimes publicly shown. 

**** The  GROUND SHOTS  publications
 **** are a 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. My writing can focus on informative botanical study, philosophy, stories based on themes around my home place in the south, or stream of consciousness-- tapping into the emotive sense.  I write plant profiles as a way to give the ethnobotanical research and personal fieldwork I've done over the years while traveling or studying place available for free for everyone on my Of Sedge and Salt blog. Some of these profiles, as well as other writings, will be for future member only archives with full access for all patrons. 

**** The  GROUND SHOTS  podcast  **** is a way to document and collaborate with people I've met while traveling the country. The podcast is meant to record the voices and stories of different kinds of folks that work with the land, plants, and craft especially when it comes to ideas around the intersection of people and the land. The podcast makes itself by being a small encapsulation of time and place and someone's story in it : and isn't always planned with a specific agenda. Generally, the land is the theme but sometimes I focus on an artist for the heart of their work and feel like it matters in the bigger picture of the tendrils they reach- or someone who is engaged in  fieldwork in the heart of civilization- with be focus being on people more than the land (but we are the land). 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, to 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 will be an audio project documenting people and place over time. I may not always agree with everything everyone believes and says in the project - but I am interested in listening and considering different ways of seeing the world and hope to share that with others. 

I currently live out of my slide-in truck camper and while it makes it easier for me to meet my 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, and also piecing together work here and there to pay for my basic personal needs. I want to offer free content to reach many people. Having monthly memberships allows me to focus on this work.

I created this page as a platform for folks to be engaged in my work and to help me expand the potential of what it could be. I use the funds from memberships to the project directly for this work. It includes things like paying a professional sound engineer to edit the podcast, for podcast hosting and storage, for the equipment needed to do field interviews, for some of the travel expenses to seek people for interviews, for a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud to work on publications, for 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.

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 my work, and offer feedback. 

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 75 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 artwork and writing released here for patrons is copyrighted © 2019 Kelly Moody. Only use with permission.

banner photo credit: Kelsie McNair.

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Tip jar! Research supporter.
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
EVERYTHING HELPS! Thank you so much for any amount of support.

  • This will unlock access to patron-only updates, lens into work process.
  • You'll also unlock early access to a monthly ethnobotanical or herbal focused 'plant profile.'
  • Instant access to a patron-only discount that doesn't expire for our online store at ofsedgeandsalt.com


 


Bonus audio & educational material
$3 or more per month 14 patrons
  • Access to bonus audio through the Ground Shots Podcast
  • 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.
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
Videos
$5 or more per month 14 patrons

  • Access to occasional vlogs from our travels, plant related videos.
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
Extensive Guides
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
  • Access to occasional longer bonus talks, longer videos or bioregional plant guides. 
  • Plus all other previous rewards.




Monthly Postcard
$20 or more per month 2 of 40 patrons

  • Monthly mail of a postcard from our travels or card with a note.
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
Monthly Land Capsule Herbal Packages
$30 or more per month 14 of 15 patrons


  • Monthly package of a single herbal medicine, paired with some form of writing or art, some fresh plants or seeds from our studies, or occasionally a small handmade thing. We include a special newsletter each month.
  • January: 1 oz Rosemary Tincture, hand typed newsletter and other contents to be announced.
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
  • starting January- I will personally thank on the podcast any new pledgers $30/up. Let me know if you don't want this!
Major supporter! Let's chat.
$45 or more per month 2 of 5 patrons


  • We set dates together to do two Google Hangout or Chat session to discuss plants, health, food preservation, gardening, botany, traveling, photography.
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
  • starting January- I will personally thank on the podcast any new pledgers $30/up. Let me know if you don't want this!



Photo credit: Heather Pusey of We Are Still Wild.