Kelly Moody is creating Ground Shots podcast and publication, botanical research
50

patrons

$641
per month
Hi ya'll, I'm Kelly.

I'm an herbalist, artist, photographer, amateur botanist, philosopher, and craftsperson. I'm from the U.S. southeast, but have spent time in the last decade both farming and on the road exploring the wide and wild reaches of the vast lands that belong to the original native inhabitants of Turtle Island at an attempt to understand how our human and botanical ecologies are connected.


The Ground Shots Project encompasses a publication, podcast, creative practice, and small-batch herbal medicine making.

The name and structure for sharing it with the world came to a tangible fruition after doing a wilderness solo and program with the organization Signal Fire, an arts and activism organization.

It began as a publication. The Ground Shots zine is a patchwork of writing, time capsule, occasional travelogue, photography, drawings, ecological and social study. 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, as well as challenges the reader to engage work that may visit ideas in odd or non-linear ways. It is a work that can travel, be traded, and used for occasional reflection. 

The Ground Shots project is also an art practice. It started with drawing the ground by circling the bottom of my camp coffee cup on a drawing pad and drawing the leaf litter of that small space.

The writing I do often zooms out and looks at how things are interconnected. My time spent doing botanical research, and using art as a medium to process that information in a non-intellectual kind of way is a work I have been doing for almost a decade. Half that time I have been on the road, and half that time I've been a farmer.

Land capsules are monthly packages for $30 / month subscribers but are also a practice in putting together small batch storied herbal medicine with some form of art or writing to send out to folks every month. 

I write plant profiles as a way to give the ethnobotanical research and personal fieldwork I've made over the years of chasing plants available free for everyone on my Of Sedge and Salt blog. Some of these will include guest co-writers. Some of them will be also be for patrons only.

The Ground Shots podcast has birthed after having traveled all over the country and meeting vastly different and interesting people. I've often thought how it would be great to share these folks' projects with the world. 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 environmental and social justice. I am interested in aim to feature less heard from voices in the different ways that can look.



I currently live out of my slide-in truck camper and while it makes it easier for me to meet my basic needs anywhere, and takes me to the plants, it makes everything I want to do a little more difficult without a 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've decided to put more energy into what it takes to do this work on a bigger level, and because of that, my costs for doing it and living have increased. My time to do other work for money has decreased. In order for me to focus on this work from a grounded place, I need to be able to cover the costs of doing it and be able to eventually rent or build a space to work from. Life on the road has more overhead than less glamor than one thinks. What I am dedicating myself to here is a true labor of love. I love the plants, and I care about the health of our planet and our culture's relationship to it. I want to offer free content to reach many people, but I can't do it at the expense of being able to support myself. Having monthly support would allow me to focus on this work.

I created this page as a platform for folks to be engaged in my work. If monthly patronage in the form of $ is not possible for you, you can follow here, subscribe to my newsletter (found on the website), share our work, and offer feedback. 

After we reach 50 patrons, we will be donating 5% of our funds to a rotation between Signal Fire, the United Plant Savers, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Find me:

Website
http://www.ofsedgeandsalt.com
http://www.groundshotsproject.com (coming soon)

Ground Shots: 
https://www.ofsedgeandsalt.com/groundshots/

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 © 2018 Kelly Moody.

banner photo credit: Kelsie McNair.
Tiers
Tip jar! Research supporter.
$1 or more per month 7 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 8 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 11 patrons

  • Access to occasional vlogs from our travels, plant related videos.
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
Extensive Guides
$10 or more per month 2 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 1 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 12 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.
  • October: 1 oz Piñon Juniper Bitters + small zine + newsletter
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
Major supporter! Let's chat.
$45 or more per month 3 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.



Photo credit: Heather Pusey of We Are Still Wild. 

A FLURRY OF GRATITUDE
$75 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
We will do one private plant walk, depending on my or your location or I do a garden consultation for you. I will give you advice on soil, selection and placement of food or herbs, & ID wild foods, medicines, cultivars and invasive plants on your land.  I can work with most zones as I have gardened all over the country. 


We will send you a package worth $100 of herbal and creative goodies, with the idea that you will continue to support us for months or years in the future. 



Goals
50 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!

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Hi ya'll, I'm Kelly.

I'm an herbalist, artist, photographer, amateur botanist, philosopher, and craftsperson. I'm from the U.S. southeast, but have spent time in the last decade both farming and on the road exploring the wide and wild reaches of the vast lands that belong to the original native inhabitants of Turtle Island at an attempt to understand how our human and botanical ecologies are connected.


The Ground Shots Project encompasses a publication, podcast, creative practice, and small-batch herbal medicine making.

The name and structure for sharing it with the world came to a tangible fruition after doing a wilderness solo and program with the organization Signal Fire, an arts and activism organization.

It began as a publication. The Ground Shots zine is a patchwork of writing, time capsule, occasional travelogue, photography, drawings, ecological and social study. 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, as well as challenges the reader to engage work that may visit ideas in odd or non-linear ways. It is a work that can travel, be traded, and used for occasional reflection. 

The Ground Shots project is also an art practice. It started with drawing the ground by circling the bottom of my camp coffee cup on a drawing pad and drawing the leaf litter of that small space.

The writing I do often zooms out and looks at how things are interconnected. My time spent doing botanical research, and using art as a medium to process that information in a non-intellectual kind of way is a work I have been doing for almost a decade. Half that time I have been on the road, and half that time I've been a farmer.

Land capsules are monthly packages for $30 / month subscribers but are also a practice in putting together small batch storied herbal medicine with some form of art or writing to send out to folks every month. 

I write plant profiles as a way to give the ethnobotanical research and personal fieldwork I've made over the years of chasing plants available free for everyone on my Of Sedge and Salt blog. Some of these will include guest co-writers. Some of them will be also be for patrons only.

The Ground Shots podcast has birthed after having traveled all over the country and meeting vastly different and interesting people. I've often thought how it would be great to share these folks' projects with the world. 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 environmental and social justice. I am interested in aim to feature less heard from voices in the different ways that can look.



I currently live out of my slide-in truck camper and while it makes it easier for me to meet my basic needs anywhere, and takes me to the plants, it makes everything I want to do a little more difficult without a 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've decided to put more energy into what it takes to do this work on a bigger level, and because of that, my costs for doing it and living have increased. My time to do other work for money has decreased. In order for me to focus on this work from a grounded place, I need to be able to cover the costs of doing it and be able to eventually rent or build a space to work from. Life on the road has more overhead than less glamor than one thinks. What I am dedicating myself to here is a true labor of love. I love the plants, and I care about the health of our planet and our culture's relationship to it. I want to offer free content to reach many people, but I can't do it at the expense of being able to support myself. Having monthly support would allow me to focus on this work.

I created this page as a platform for folks to be engaged in my work. If monthly patronage in the form of $ is not possible for you, you can follow here, subscribe to my newsletter (found on the website), share our work, and offer feedback. 

After we reach 50 patrons, we will be donating 5% of our funds to a rotation between Signal Fire, the United Plant Savers, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Find me:

Website
http://www.ofsedgeandsalt.com
http://www.groundshotsproject.com (coming soon)

Ground Shots: 
https://www.ofsedgeandsalt.com/groundshots/

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 © 2018 Kelly Moody.

banner photo credit: Kelsie McNair.

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Tiers
Tip jar! Research supporter.
$1 or more per month 7 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 8 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 11 patrons

  • Access to occasional vlogs from our travels, plant related videos.
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
Extensive Guides
$10 or more per month 2 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 1 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 12 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.
  • October: 1 oz Piñon Juniper Bitters + small zine + newsletter
  • Plus all other previous rewards.
Major supporter! Let's chat.
$45 or more per month 3 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.



Photo credit: Heather Pusey of We Are Still Wild. 

A FLURRY OF GRATITUDE
$75 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
We will do one private plant walk, depending on my or your location or I do a garden consultation for you. I will give you advice on soil, selection and placement of food or herbs, & ID wild foods, medicines, cultivars and invasive plants on your land.  I can work with most zones as I have gardened all over the country. 


We will send you a package worth $100 of herbal and creative goodies, with the idea that you will continue to support us for months or years in the future.