Growing a Farming Homeplace on Urban Land
Premiered March 10th, 2021
Helen produced a seven-minute video for the City of Ames eco chat about gardening held on March 2, 2021. She has tweaked and expanded the video to create this new version. She is proud of the quality and variety of the visual images-and she has plenty more of them in her archived collection at the Iowa State University Parks Library University Archives and Special Collections. Although not knowing where this project will lead, she is enjoying experimenting with her documentary materials and being able to offer them along with her thoughts in video format. She may create a series on this and similar themes or a more feature length video in relation to the 175th anniversary of the State of Iowa. And FYI, that is this year (2021) and would be called a “dodransbicentennial.” T0 watch the video, click on the start arrow on the video icon to the left.
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Springtime in Ames
Premiered April 16, 2021
“Springtime in Ames” consists of video footage Helen gathered of her urban farm, featuring her 10 laying hens, in early spring 2021. The soundtrack is rearranged music from a portfolio Emily Anderson of Story City originally created in 2009 for Helen to use with home movies she prepared for the 90th birthday party held for her father, Deane Gunderson. T0 watch the video, click on the start arrow on the video icon to the left.
URL for sharing this program https://gunderfriend.com/videos/#springtime-in-ames