Stories from the Garden

Stories from the Garden is a documentary audio and photography project completed in 2008 in conjunction with Jesse Straight. The project documents the life surrounding an urban garden called “Shiver Bones Farm”, in Charlottesville, Virginia.  The garden was started by Mr. Straight as a means of income, education, and community interaction.  Through the garden, Mr. Straight met a number of local characters with interesting stories and lives. Jesse serves as both the farmer and the audio producer on the project.

The project culminated in the summer of 2008 with an outdoor exhibit at LOOK3 / Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA.  For one month, the city was able to listen to audio stories and view photographs of five individuals involved with the community and the garden.