RED Gardens is creating videos
112
patrons
$320
per video uploaded to YouTube

Who am I?
My name is Bruce Darrell. I’m a Canadian, living in Ireland. I was educated as an Architect, developed skills in the realm of digital visual arts, stretched my brain within an independent ecological/social/economic think-tank, have built a house for myself and my family in an ecovillage, and I am a grower of vegetables.

What do I do?
These days, I am trying to focus all of my time developing and managing the RED Garden Project, which I see as a citizen led research and development project, focused on helping people grow food for themselves and others. This project includes a series of 7 family sized vegetable gardens, each following a different methodology. It also includes a larger, intermediate scale growing project which I call the Black Plot, plus a lot of side projects that I am beginning to develop.

I also create videos.

What are the videos about?
These videos describe aspects or methods of a particular garden, or they explore the differences and similarities between the gardens. Some focus on particular vegetables, pests or techniques. Some explore how growing your own food relates to the problems of the world, and others touch on the philosophical. My experiences, observations, successes, and more importantly my failures, are the dominant theme throughout all of the videos.

What kind of videos are they?
I am trying to explore the possibilities of the educational ‘video essay’ format (which is being pioneered by Nerdwriter and others). I generally stay away from the how-to, or video blog formats, which are quite common forms that many other growers use. For me, the essay type format consists of carefully scripted, illustrated and edited narratives to explore, explain and question. This format fits best with how I think, work and the nature of the RED Garden Project. Fundamentally, I'm an enthusiast, an empiricist and a sceptical explorer, seeking to build skills and share whatever I can. I hope all of this comes through in my videos.

How often do videos come out?
I try to produce 3 or 4 videos a month.

What is the money for?
The money raised form Patreon is to pay myself to create the videos, which I script, film, and edit myself. These videos are free for anyone to view, and always will be, but without funding I will not be able to continue to spend the time producing videos to such a high standard. If I can get enough support, I can start to earn an income for all of the work that I do in the gardens, and to take on other projects and purchase better equipment. See my Goals for more detail.

Where else do I get money?
I earn money from the sale of vegetables harvested from the gardens, selling direct to people within my community, and I feed people at monthly ‘Soil to Plate’ Feasts. I also earn money from occasional teaching gigs.

The RED Garden project does not have any corporate or institutional funding, and I want to keep it that way, as I want this project to maintain its independence and freedom. I am not comfortable with earning money from sponsorship or adds, and would much rather all my work is citizen funded. That is why I have started this Patreon Page!

Thank You!
Thanks so much for even considering becoming a Patron, and any support you could give would help me to continue to produce these videos and further my explorations in growing food!

Bruce
Tiers
Sprout
$3 or more per video uploaded to YouTube
Support of this kind merits a personal response, so email me a question about my experience in the gardens and I will post a written answer to the Patron only area.
Plant
$5 or more per video uploaded to YouTube
By supporting me this much you deserve a virtual tour of the gardens. Email me a question related to my videos or the RED Garden Project, and I will do my best to answer in a short informal video available only to you and other Patrons.
Goals
$320 of $400 per video uploaded to YouTube
If I reach this goal I will be able to continue to spend the time it takes to create high quality videos of my work, research and explorations in the RED Gardens.
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Who am I?
My name is Bruce Darrell. I’m a Canadian, living in Ireland. I was educated as an Architect, developed skills in the realm of digital visual arts, stretched my brain within an independent ecological/social/economic think-tank, have built a house for myself and my family in an ecovillage, and I am a grower of vegetables.

What do I do?
These days, I am trying to focus all of my time developing and managing the RED Garden Project, which I see as a citizen led research and development project, focused on helping people grow food for themselves and others. This project includes a series of 7 family sized vegetable gardens, each following a different methodology. It also includes a larger, intermediate scale growing project which I call the Black Plot, plus a lot of side projects that I am beginning to develop.

I also create videos.

What are the videos about?
These videos describe aspects or methods of a particular garden, or they explore the differences and similarities between the gardens. Some focus on particular vegetables, pests or techniques. Some explore how growing your own food relates to the problems of the world, and others touch on the philosophical. My experiences, observations, successes, and more importantly my failures, are the dominant theme throughout all of the videos.

What kind of videos are they?
I am trying to explore the possibilities of the educational ‘video essay’ format (which is being pioneered by Nerdwriter and others). I generally stay away from the how-to, or video blog formats, which are quite common forms that many other growers use. For me, the essay type format consists of carefully scripted, illustrated and edited narratives to explore, explain and question. This format fits best with how I think, work and the nature of the RED Garden Project. Fundamentally, I'm an enthusiast, an empiricist and a sceptical explorer, seeking to build skills and share whatever I can. I hope all of this comes through in my videos.

How often do videos come out?
I try to produce 3 or 4 videos a month.

What is the money for?
The money raised form Patreon is to pay myself to create the videos, which I script, film, and edit myself. These videos are free for anyone to view, and always will be, but without funding I will not be able to continue to spend the time producing videos to such a high standard. If I can get enough support, I can start to earn an income for all of the work that I do in the gardens, and to take on other projects and purchase better equipment. See my Goals for more detail.

Where else do I get money?
I earn money from the sale of vegetables harvested from the gardens, selling direct to people within my community, and I feed people at monthly ‘Soil to Plate’ Feasts. I also earn money from occasional teaching gigs.

The RED Garden project does not have any corporate or institutional funding, and I want to keep it that way, as I want this project to maintain its independence and freedom. I am not comfortable with earning money from sponsorship or adds, and would much rather all my work is citizen funded. That is why I have started this Patreon Page!

Thank You!
Thanks so much for even considering becoming a Patron, and any support you could give would help me to continue to produce these videos and further my explorations in growing food!

Bruce

Recent posts by RED Gardens

Tiers
Sprout
$3 or more per video uploaded to YouTube
Support of this kind merits a personal response, so email me a question about my experience in the gardens and I will post a written answer to the Patron only area.
Plant
$5 or more per video uploaded to YouTube
By supporting me this much you deserve a virtual tour of the gardens. Email me a question related to my videos or the RED Garden Project, and I will do my best to answer in a short informal video available only to you and other Patrons.