Syd Woodward is creating Over Grow The System
10
patrons
$48
per month
“Stories are for people what water is for plants” Linda Hogan, “Power”

The vision for Over Grow The System is to create an effective and compelling platform that can empower and activate people across social spectrums, while also addressing the real issues and challenges that the world faces today. A platform that can inspire people to reclaim their freedom and their power from the cultural mechanisms of control and complacency in order to live more in balance with the cycles and systems of the natural world.


Our Values

  • Live simply - cultivating a consciousness shift to see that doing with less actually improves quality of life rather than compromising it
  • Right livelihood - our work should be in service to the natural world (that includes humans)
  • Community - our work should empower and build community
  • Inspired - live a life that is inspired and in turn inspire others
  • Action - take action in the world and empower others to do the same


It is these stories that Over Grow the System has set out tell through video, photography and the written word.
Over the last 3 years of creating Over Grow The System, my full energy and focus has went into creating this network to tell the stories of those who are growing the change that many of us know the world needs.  It has been an amazing journey, seeing me live on farms all over the west coast of North America, and sharing the stories of those who are creating and living the change in the world that myself and many others see as needed if we are to live in a healthy, symbiotic relation to the natural world around us.

Some Of Our Projects:

Free Range Child - Raising Children Connected To The Earth & Their Food


overgrowthesystem.com/freerangechild
Over Grow the System & Films For Action presents Free Range Child: A documentary and media project that examines the connection between a child's development and her or his connection to the natural world and to food production. It celebrates the lives of families and their support networks, both rural and urban, who are engaged in linking children with nature, and savours the bounty of precious moments of discovery, magic and growth that spring forth from these connections.
Partnering with children, parents, farmers, and professionals, we seek to better understand the contemporary circumstances that create alienation between children and the natural environment and the effects of this disconnect on their development. Conversely we'll also examine the discourse and examples surrounding the raising of our children with access and engagement to natural and agricultural environments and how they are affected. We hope to learn how technology interacts or interferes with these connections and most significantly, what children, themselves, can teach us about the natural world and their place in it.

"Our Children no longer learn how to read the great book of Nature from their own direct experience, or how to interact creatively with the seasonal transformations of the planet. They seldom learn where their water come from or where it goes. We no longer coordinate our human celebration with the great liturgy of the heavens."


Women Who Farm:

Women rooted in agriculture, leadership and cultural change

From backyards, abandoned urban spaces, rural properties, and farmland, women around the world, are leading a change that nourishes the soil, encourages biodiversity, safe-guards the seeds, and teaches the children. This movement continues to gain power through the women who are changing the future of food. Their hardwork, re-skilling and activism is what the world has been waiting for.
Women Who Farm seeks to share these stories.

This project establishes itself as an online media project, and as a book that follows the stories of 15 women across Canada and the United States. The book is still in its infancy stage, while the online project is now underway. Women Who Farm seeks to celebrate women, through it’s multiple platforms in order to create a new narrative of perserverance, skill and leadership. These stories can inspire both women and men, towards a more ecological and diverse food system which in turn will bring about a more socially just and biodiverse world.


SEA TO SEED : A Sailboat Tour Of Farming, Music and Regenerative Culture

In the spring of 2014, a group of musicians, farmers, filmmakers, writers and photographers w set off on the Sea to Seed Tour, a month long sailing trip up through the Islands of British Columbia. On a experimental mission to collect and share the stories of the farming communities sown along the coast. While exploring the importance of localizing food systems, homesteading, organic farming, community building and permaculture, they also looked into the role that art and culture can play in supporting these ways, evolving educational forums and creating positive change. Find out more at http://overgrowthesystem.com/sea-to-seed




Tiers
Pledge $3 or more per month
13 patrons
For the price of one Organic coffee a month, you are helping to keep Over Grow The System growing strong, as well as:
Access to our private Patreon feed with more personal behind the scenes view of  Over Grow The System.
Pledge $5 or more per month
8 patrons
For becoming a $5 a month patreon of Over Grow The System, you will receive a pdf copy of our magazine that will begin to be released in the new year of 2016.
Pledge $25 or more per month
2 patrons
Sustainable Member
As a Sustainable Member, you will help Over Grow The System continue to sustain our project

For $25.00 a month:
  • A copy of the Over Grow The System Farm photography book sent out after second month of your support for OGTS
  • Print copy of the new Over Grow The System Magazine that will be coming out 4 times a year.  First issue coming late winter 2016
Pledge $50 or more per month
1 of 15 patrons
The Sponsorship package!  We will show you love over our facebook page, and on our website, with web banners and more!  Also, all of the above.
Goals
$48 of $200 per month
1 of 2
“Stories are for people what water is for plants” Linda Hogan, “Power”

The vision for Over Grow The System is to create an effective and compelling platform that can empower and activate people across social spectrums, while also addressing the real issues and challenges that the world faces today. A platform that can inspire people to reclaim their freedom and their power from the cultural mechanisms of control and complacency in order to live more in balance with the cycles and systems of the natural world.


Our Values

  • Live simply - cultivating a consciousness shift to see that doing with less actually improves quality of life rather than compromising it
  • Right livelihood - our work should be in service to the natural world (that includes humans)
  • Community - our work should empower and build community
  • Inspired - live a life that is inspired and in turn inspire others
  • Action - take action in the world and empower others to do the same


It is these stories that Over Grow the System has set out tell through video, photography and the written word.
Over the last 3 years of creating Over Grow The System, my full energy and focus has went into creating this network to tell the stories of those who are growing the change that many of us know the world needs.  It has been an amazing journey, seeing me live on farms all over the west coast of North America, and sharing the stories of those who are creating and living the change in the world that myself and many others see as needed if we are to live in a healthy, symbiotic relation to the natural world around us.

Some Of Our Projects:

Free Range Child - Raising Children Connected To The Earth & Their Food


overgrowthesystem.com/freerangechild
Over Grow the System & Films For Action presents Free Range Child: A documentary and media project that examines the connection between a child's development and her or his connection to the natural world and to food production. It celebrates the lives of families and their support networks, both rural and urban, who are engaged in linking children with nature, and savours the bounty of precious moments of discovery, magic and growth that spring forth from these connections.
Partnering with children, parents, farmers, and professionals, we seek to better understand the contemporary circumstances that create alienation between children and the natural environment and the effects of this disconnect on their development. Conversely we'll also examine the discourse and examples surrounding the raising of our children with access and engagement to natural and agricultural environments and how they are affected. We hope to learn how technology interacts or interferes with these connections and most significantly, what children, themselves, can teach us about the natural world and their place in it.

"Our Children no longer learn how to read the great book of Nature from their own direct experience, or how to interact creatively with the seasonal transformations of the planet. They seldom learn where their water come from or where it goes. We no longer coordinate our human celebration with the great liturgy of the heavens."


Women Who Farm:

Women rooted in agriculture, leadership and cultural change

From backyards, abandoned urban spaces, rural properties, and farmland, women around the world, are leading a change that nourishes the soil, encourages biodiversity, safe-guards the seeds, and teaches the children. This movement continues to gain power through the women who are changing the future of food. Their hardwork, re-skilling and activism is what the world has been waiting for.
Women Who Farm seeks to share these stories.

This project establishes itself as an online media project, and as a book that follows the stories of 15 women across Canada and the United States. The book is still in its infancy stage, while the online project is now underway. Women Who Farm seeks to celebrate women, through it’s multiple platforms in order to create a new narrative of perserverance, skill and leadership. These stories can inspire both women and men, towards a more ecological and diverse food system which in turn will bring about a more socially just and biodiverse world.


SEA TO SEED : A Sailboat Tour Of Farming, Music and Regenerative Culture

In the spring of 2014, a group of musicians, farmers, filmmakers, writers and photographers w set off on the Sea to Seed Tour, a month long sailing trip up through the Islands of British Columbia. On a experimental mission to collect and share the stories of the farming communities sown along the coast. While exploring the importance of localizing food systems, homesteading, organic farming, community building and permaculture, they also looked into the role that art and culture can play in supporting these ways, evolving educational forums and creating positive change. Find out more at http://overgrowthesystem.com/sea-to-seed




Recent posts by Syd Woodward

Tiers
Pledge $3 or more per month
13 patrons
For the price of one Organic coffee a month, you are helping to keep Over Grow The System growing strong, as well as:
Access to our private Patreon feed with more personal behind the scenes view of  Over Grow The System.
Pledge $5 or more per month
8 patrons
For becoming a $5 a month patreon of Over Grow The System, you will receive a pdf copy of our magazine that will begin to be released in the new year of 2016.
Pledge $25 or more per month
2 patrons
Sustainable Member
As a Sustainable Member, you will help Over Grow The System continue to sustain our project

For $25.00 a month:
  • A copy of the Over Grow The System Farm photography book sent out after second month of your support for OGTS
  • Print copy of the new Over Grow The System Magazine that will be coming out 4 times a year.  First issue coming late winter 2016
Pledge $50 or more per month
1 of 15 patrons
The Sponsorship package!  We will show you love over our facebook page, and on our website, with web banners and more!  Also, all of the above.