This year has been an eventful one, that's for sure. In celebration of the new year, we have compiled a timeline and recap of all the things that have taken place in the world of Beargrass Thunder. Check it out!
July 18 - idea for Beargrass Thunder brainstormed by Richard and Jody
February 2 - Jody and Mariah move to Kemmons St.
February 18 -Beargrass Thunder Facebook page created
March 14 - Kemmons Street alley cleanup starts
April 2 - First piece of art hung up in alley (Mariah's Calvin & Hobbs school project)
May 10 - www.beargrassthunder.com launched
June 1 - first article posted on Beargrass Thunder website on Kemmons Art Alley
June 8 - Beargrass Thunder YouTube channel launched
June 8 - First Beargrass Thunder video published: Poke Sallet Krazy Kentucky Recipes
June 13 - First of 'Backyard Biodiversity' vlog series published
June 18 - New 'Backyard Biodiversity' video
June 18 - New 'State of the Alley' video
June 24 - First 'Beargrass Creek south fork site check' video published
June 25 - New 'State of the Alley' vlog
June 30 - Interview with Rosemary Bauman and huge 45-min tour of Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve video for the 2nd installment of KY Nature Walks
July 1 - New 'Beargrass Creek south fork site check' video
July 18 - New 'Suburban Parks of Louisville' video: George Rogers Clark Park
July 19 - First 'Beargrass Thunder News Roundup' article published
July 20 - New 'Beargrass Creek south fork site check' video
July 26 - New 'Beargrass Thunder News Roundup' article
July 30 - New 'State of the Alley' vlog
July 31 - New Kentucky Nature Walk: Woodland Garden of Broad Run Park
August 4 - New 'Beargrass Thunder News Roundup' article
August 11 - New 'Local Louisville' video: Derby City Antique Mall
August 31 - Louvelo bikes vs. Bird scooter review
September 7 - New 'State of the Alley' vlog
September 7 - First article en espanol published: 'Un bosque de comida: bayas de Spicebush y fruta de Pawpaw'
September 19 - Louvelo Interview and ebike prototype test
September 19 - Falls City Community Bikeworks interview and video tour
October 5 - New Krazy Kentucky Recipe video: Pine Needle Tea
October 6 - New Beargrass Creek south fork site check video
October 7 - Beargrass Thunder featured on front page of Courier Journal for Kemmons Alley Art project!
October 19 - New 'State of the Alley' vlog
October 19 - Falls City Community Bikeworks "Fun-Raiser" video
October 23 - New 'State of the Alley' vlog
October 26 - The Clifton Chicken Steps video
October 27 - SpooKY: Legend of the Pope Lick Monster
November 9 - The Wetlands of Arthur K Draut Park: Suburban Parks of Louisville
November 9 - Roland St. Alley - New alley project
November 10 - St. Matthews' Brown Park: Suburban Parks of Louisville
November 10 - Louisville Grows' Healthy House in Portland: Local Louisville
November 21 - New Beargrass Thunder News Roundup article
November 27 - New 'State of the Alley' vlog
November 30 - Ash Tree Removal and Deer Population in the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve at the Louisville Nature Center video and article
December 14 - Beargrass Thunder Patreon page launched
December 15 - Beargrass Thunder 2019 Timeline & Recap (you are here)
Beargrass Thunder have big plans for 2020. Some of our plans and goals include expanding our work with alleys around town, organizing cleanups of Beargrass Creek, doing seed-swaps and nature hikes, tree plantings, and of course, increasing the quality and consistency of the content we provide for you.
Something we are a little nervous about is launching a Patreon. If you're out of the loop, Patreon is a platform for creators to connect with fans, provide exclusive content and rewards, and provide a form of consistent income. Beargrass Thunder will be trying it out during the new year. We think it could help us connect more with our fanbase, and also help cover things like website fees, Adobe software we use to create content, and even allow us to organize local events. A few bucks a month can really go a long way, and increase the quality and amount of content we can put out. If you have a few dollars to spare, check out our page and consider becoming one of our patrons!
If you haven't already, you can also help us out by liking our Facebook page, subscribing to our YouTube channel, and joining our website's mailing list. We're nearing lots of important milestones; just clicking a couple buttons can give us that little boost we need.
With that out of the way, we at Beargrass Thunder wish you Happy Holidays, and a prosperous New Year! Stay tuned for interesting and engaging content as well as some exciting announcements in the near future! Peace out, girlscouts.