Mission statement Revitalize the Planet through Agriculture
this project inspires the development of future Farmers and Vintners to incorporate Biodynamics and Regenerative Organic agriculture into their projects to drive humanity in a more productive, positive environment. Provide solutions to our ongoing climate issues with small and large ways to reinvigorate our food and farming.
The first steps
This is a Grass roots movement with obstacles along the way, but this fight has been ongoing for a longtime which you will see. So we restart Floatingboats.org with a 5 year Journey exploring Biodynamic Farming into Regenerative Agriculture with both Farms and Viticulture.
We will start posting Educational Videos on Biodynamics and Regeneration, asking and answering these questions. We are planning a large Documentary style campaign with many facets, to help launch a series of boats, as everything is tied together, our past present and future along with boats that can chart their own separate courses all supporting the grand plan. People can pick their path and join in with the parts that interest them.
Floating boats and the paths forward
We will be exploring different regions and telling their stories and holding events to help support these wineries and farms. We have had a long career in Entertainment and Theater and telling stories is what we have done. Its time for a new chapter to start paying it forward and leave something for the future generations with something positive and actionable from people who are paving their own paths.
This effort is fluid just like our living earth, we will plan each season with an Arc with jumps and branches into other rabbit holes, this will hopefully involve other wine writers and people joining our movement, because just like our stories about creating an Eco System, this also includes us. We want to help develop and nurture our own global eco system of Floating boats charting their own paths and branches.
The Start of the Plan
Biodynamic Farming into Regenerative Agriculture with both Farms and Viticulture.
We started filming for the Opening Season and First Feature Film at the end of May 2023.
This project is all about telling the stories of people who are living and doing the work to revitalize the earth’s soil and, in so doing, are also providing better Food, Better Wine, and a better life.
We will be exploring different regions, visiting with Farmers and Vintners, telling their stories, and
showing how you can support them on their paths toward Sustainability, Biodynamics, and Regenerative Organic Certification.
This Documentary Project,
“Revitalize the Planet through Agriculture”
is fluid, just like our living earth. We have an outline of a plan for each Year/Season with a projected Arc and jumps down into other rabbit holes.
We are planning an extensive Documentary style campaign with many facets,
This will be a multimedia, multi-partner Project. Telling these stories on social media, Shorts and Feature Films at Film Festivals, A trilogy of 3 Feature Films, and more.
We will partner with people who are all working towards the same goals and paths, other voices, writers, and people joining this regenerative movement because, just like their stories about creating an Ecosystem, this also includes all of us.
We want to help develop and nurture our own global ecosystem of Floating boats charting their own courses.
Over the Coming weeks we will be announcing our Partners.
We are Looking for Investors and funding options, because this is a big project, and the stories we want to tell is massive.
If you would like to be part of this project drop us a note.
We will be adding more content and more information Shortly
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This is a global issue, and we as consumers can and must inspire businesses to promote regenerative development, knowledge sharing, and the exchange of best practices. Fostering collaboration among organizations, businesses, and individuals at a local, national, and international level, is essential.
If this seems like a lot, it IS, but we feel that a space is needed to educate younger generations that want to make a difference. There seems to be a rising tide and movement behind this. We want to make it successful.
This year 2023, we are working out all the plans and funding so we can dive all in in 2024.
We will need some help spreading the word and promoting these ideas. We are continuing to find additional partners. If you would like to be a part of this project or would like to learn more,
Contact us at Michael@42aspens.com
Revitalize the Planet through Agriculture, a documentary Project, the Vision
Biodynamics, Regeneration – an Eco Solution Feature
An introductory feature film that will introduce Biodynamic Farming and how it revitalizes soil. We will also introduce the Idea of Regenerative Organic Certification and its 3 pillars. to the public.
This first feature will follow anchor Vintners Troon Vineyards in Applegate Oregon, its changeover of its vineyard using Biodynamic and Regeneration. We will also follow Tablas Creek in Paso Robles who is an established Vineyard and leader in Regenerative Organic.
The Regenerative Organic Alliance is a new organization helping to train and educate farmers to farm organically using their three pillars.
We will also follow several regional Vintners working Bio dynamically for many years. These vintners cover the entire West Coast Wine region, so we can show how different climates all work toward the same goal with different variations.
Our Current list of participating Vintners for the first feature Film include, (contact us to add your name to the list.)
Santa Barbara, Beckman Vineyard
Paso Robles, Tablas Creek Vineyard
Applegate Valley Oregon, Troon Vineyard
Willamette Valley, Montinore Estate, Beckham Estate Vineyard
Columbia Gorge, Syncline Winery
Yakima Valley, Wilridge Winery and Distillery
Red Mountain Washington, Hedges Family Estate
These Farmers and Vintners will tell the stories of their journey, daily tasks, and problems they have and how they solve them. The idea is to make this process accessible and interesting, by showing people who are passionate about what they do, and are making a living doing what they love and making a difference in the health of people, animals and helping to restore the balance in the ecosystem to help alleviate Climate change.
This is inspired by the Biggest Little Farm Documentary with a much wider group of Wine Growers and Vintners.
The main audience will be geared toward the younger generation which will have to take up the mantel after Climate change begins to become the reality. The driving catch phrase from the ROA is “Farm like the world Depends upon it”
We follow brand new farms and Vineyards on their process to Regenerative Organic Certification, as the progress along this path.
- Soil Health, beginning with the National Organic Program (NOP) standards and adding Carbon capture, building soil organic matter, conservation tillage, cover crops, promotion of biodiversity, and rotational grazing
- Animal Welfare, including the “five freedoms”: freedom from discomfort, freedom from fear & distress, freedom from hunger, freedom from pain, injury, or disease, and freedom to express normal behavior.
- Farmworker Fairness, including living wages, safe working conditions, long-term commitments, transparency & accountability, and collaborative leadership.
Feature Film 2
Regeneration The Path Forward, Stories from Across the Globe
We continue to follow the progress of our feature Farms but expand to include farming in different areas of the world to show how each region changes and adapts to its environment.
Feature Film 3
Regeneration The Path, The Journey, an Eco System Thriving Join the Movement
The final feature wraps up the 6-year journey with more stories and then shows the final results of creating these micro-ecosystems in the hope of changing the culture and showing how the system works across the globe.
We have so much more planned.
We invite you to visit Floatingboats.org, CrushedGrapeChronicles.com, and 42Aspens.com.
All our videos will be hosted on our YouTube Channel
Crushedgrapechroniclesvideo on YouTube
Subscribe and watch as new Videos are released with behind-the-scenes shorts.
Watch our Video, “Biodynamics into Regeneration,” for an introduction and see whom we have talked to about this topic over the last several years.
Join us and help make the change.