I was hiking today in Rock Creek Park and near the end of the outing I happened upon vine-covered stone buildings in the forest that, upon first sight, reminded me of ancient ruins I have seen in my visits to Mexico and parts of Central America. Upon closer examination I discovered they were not buildings at all but haphazardly stacked, large blocks of sandstone and marble. Many of the blocks had what must have once been exquisitely carved features, but are now severely weathered. I marked the location on my GPS and pulled out my camera and began photographing the "ruins."
In 2014, UMD’s Department of Dining Services, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) and Office of Sustainability partnered to create “Terp Farm” a sustainable farming operation located just 15 miles from the College Park campus. Terp Farm offers four-season vegetable production used in selected dining halls and on the Green Tidings mobile dining food truck, as well as providing produce to food-insecure members of the campus and College Park communities.
Susanne Coates: Cinematography & Editing
Producer: Sara Gavin
Client: University of Maryland, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Our film Towpath Joe Premiered today at Washington DC's Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital at the National Museum of Women and the Arts as part of World Water Day. There will be 5 additional screenings at locations around DC - details coming soon on the film's official Facebook page. Please tell your friends and help us have a great turnout for the film! It's been a real pleasure working with Joe, Mary, and the band over the past year as we completed the film.
Today was the final day of the three day shoot to capture the Piscataway Indian's 32nd Annual Powwow. The Powwow was amazing and the weather was amazingly hot!