Tea and Honey

Tea and honey are classic pairings. This is a beautiful movie about modern day beekeeping in Brooklyn, NY.

This six-minute film profiles Brooklyn farmer Megan Paska. Megan has witnessed beekeeping as it morphed from an illegal (and possibly crazy) habit to a sustainable, community-supported skill. Mirroring beekeeping’s own ascendance, she found more than just a living: “This is the first time in my life when I’ve just felt absolutely on the right path,” she says.

About Made by Hand

A project from the Bureau of Common Goods, Made by Hand was created out of the belief that the things we collect, consume, use, and share are part of who we are as individuals. For example, the food that we eat says something about each of us, as do the tools we use and the chairs we rest on. Objects that surround the space we dwell in tell stories, and not just about us. Where did they come from? Who made them? How were they made?

Each film aims to promote that which is made locally, sustainably, and with a love for craft. Based in Brooklyn, the project takes its influence from the handmade movement here and elsewhere.

Samovar Shamans: Meet Les Leventhal, Yoga Flow Shaman

Rowan Cutler, Samovar’s tarot reader, introduces us to Les Leventhal, Yoga Flow Shaman.

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