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Beargrass Thunder 2020 timeline and recap

I'm not even going to make a 2020 joke. Here's a list of accomplishments Beargrass Thunder has made in the last year:

 

January

01/04 - State of the Alley: Kemmons Alley Art Project final update (12/31/19): The final update on the Kemmons Alley Art Project - we're chalking this up as a major success. We used art and nature to prevent drug use, break-ins, and other crime. working with the community we were able to make this into a safe place for residents to enjoy and connect with their neighbors. (video)

01/15 - Jody & Mariah make the move to Smoketown


February

In February we weren't able put out any content due to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We did lots of back-end maintenance and behind the scenes work creating a roadmap for the year.


March

03/07 - Richard & Nikole make the move to Smoketown

03/26 - Isolation Vacation with Beargrass Thunder: We introduced a new segment to help people cope with quarantine and learn about gardening and nature while they were safe at home (article)

03/29 - Sunflowers for our neighbors: the beginning of our "seedbank" and seed give-away events (video)


April


May


June


July

In lieu of content, we were educating ourselves about the racial injustice in our city, watching peaceful protests day after day in the wake of Breonna Taylor's killing. This was an extremely transformative month both for our understanding of the world, and the values of Beargrass Thunder as a whole.


August

08/30 - Louisville Waterfront Botanical Gardens: One Year Later (video): While shooting the video, Mariah surprised Jody with a proposal - he said YES! Congrats, guys!


September


October


November


December

 

We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all of the support we've gotten throughout the year. Because of our fans, we were able to put out more than 50 articles and videos about topics that are important to us. Being able to safely put on our first ever official event, giving away hundreds of seeds to be planted along the Beargrass Creek watershed feels so good.


Beargrass Thunder has a lot of plans for 2021 including working with the Louisville Seedbank Project to make seeds available and accessible for residents while fighting food scarcity, hosting more native seed giveaways and other events, as well as continue producing Kentucky-centric content to help you improve your neighborhood and local ecosystem.


Speaking of which, starting this week, we are beginning to produce EXCLUSIVE content for our supporters on Patreon. for those out of the loop, Patreon is a platform that allows fans to support their favorite online creators like Beargrass Thunder. For a monthly subscription fee as low as $3 a month, you can gain access to exclusive vlogs, behind the scenes videos, and other unique opportunities such as voting and suggesting video subjects, accessing exclusive merchandise or VIP tickets.


If you value the content we make, please consider supporting us on Patreon. Right now we're all working day-jobs to pay the bills and pay for the equipment and supplies needed to keep this going (although we hope that will soon change!). Thanks again to everyone for everything; we're just happy to be here doing what we do, and making the world a better place for everyone!


Here's to a new year!

-Team Beargrass Thunder


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