Memorial Day weekend in Telluride is a time of change. One does not know if it is spring or winter from one moment to the next. It is that in between time of regrowth and renewal. It is also the time of the Telluride MountainFilm Festival http://www.mountainfilm.org/.
Mountain Film started in 1979 and is one of America's longest-running film festivals that is dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating audiences about issues that matter. SeedBroadcast was invited by the Telluride Institute http://www.tellurideinstitute.org/ and the Southwest Institute for Resilience https://www.facebook.com/SouthwestInstituteforResilience to have a presence at this years festival in conjunction with the film Seeds of Time, http://seedsoftimemovie.com/.
|Setting up on Main Street for the Farmers Market and Ice Cream Social|
|Newly arrived interns working at the Tomten Farm Stand.|
As the market came to a close several of the local farmers came to visit us. The first was Kris Holstrom, who until recently, ran the Southwest Institute for Resilience and was responsible for all the recycling activities for the Film Festival. She also runs the high-altitude (9,000ft), solar powered "morganic" Tomten Farm on the mesa near Telluride https://www.facebook.com/tomten.farm.3. We took the time to visit her so keep checking the blog as there will be a post soon about this remarkable woman and her farm.
One of her new interns shared the following story with us:
Another local farm is the Indian Ridge Farm and Bakery in Norwood http://indianridgefarm.org/. This 100 acre farm in the high San Juan Mountains is run by Barclay Daranyi and her husband Tony.
We had been warned that at every Ice Cream Social it rained and sure enough as soon as the ice cream arrived so did the rain and snow. Suddenly we became very popular!
Huddled in the Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station we gathered more stories:
Our first day of SeedBroadcasting in Telluride was full of interesting encounters, with the weather, the film crowd and the local farmers...... to be continued.......