The Patio Gardeners are back!

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Arlen Parsa and Tiffany Wilson recently kicked off their third season of The Patio Gardeners, a web series that chronicles the growing antics of a young couple living somewhere in Chicago. We’d responded to their videos with our own for the past two seasons before launching The Cinematic Garden this year. We’re also stealing a technique that they tested out last summer for our 2012 gardens.

Keeping up with all of our gardens becomes a challenge as the season wears on. This year, with spiking gas prices, we’ll need to find a way to minimize the trips that we take to The Keeper’s Garden in West Chicago. Luckily, Drip Water Irrigation could save us a bunch of trips. Instead of asking people to go out and water for us multiple times a week, we’ll be able to change the bottles out at a more leisurely pace. We’ve seen impressive results from those that have used it and are looking forward to trying it for ourselves.

I’m sure that Arlen and Tiffany will come up with a few more tricks this Spring and Summer. They put out this fun, little preview out last week where they gave a shout out to our own garden show. Hooray for audience cross-pollination!

We got to catch up with The Patio Gardeners at the Doc Luck 2012 gathering last night and we gave them a few strawberry shoots from our berry garden to get them back on track. Arlen also shared his new venture, The Asset Garage, with us. It’s an online resource for anyone seeking free images, footage and music for creative projects. The site directs you to a collection of sources for free material and invites you to submit resources for others to use. It’s great for doc makers, artists, anyone.


5 thoughts on “The Patio Gardeners are back!

    Starting a New Year | thecontrerasgabrielproject said:
    May 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    […] mentions include: The Patio Gardeners Are Back, about a web series by Arlen Parsa and Tiffany Wilson; Madness and Art in The World of Z, […]

    Indulge in Batavia | thecontrerasgabrielproject said:
    July 14, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    […] that keep alive the tradition of exchanging knowledge about growing food. The Cinematic Garden and The Patio Gardeners will contribute a few videos from this painful growing season and Jeff Spitz will let us screen […]

    What’s a Jubilee? | thecontrerasgabrielproject said:
    September 4, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    […] The Patio Gardeners, Tiffany Wilson and Arlen Parsa, had the first confirmed sighting of a Jubilee tomato in this video. […]

    […] at The CG Project got to witness history on Election Night in Chicago. The Patio Gardeners, Arlen Parsa and Tiffany Wilson, brought us along on their reward for going to Janesville, WI to […]

    First on the Dance Floor | thecontrerasgabrielproject said:
    January 10, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    […] Parsa and Tiffany Wilson, our comrades in the food resistance, were kind enough to contribute to the campaign before Diana even got off the plane from her visit […]

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