For the latest film in the Made by Hand series, the filmmakers pointed their cameras at a NYC-based urban rooftop beekeeper. Megan Paska is a beekeeper, backyard farmer and educator — she gets stuff done. She’s doing a lot of exciting work in the city: consulting for Mario Batali, starting a farm pop-up store and workshop, as well as collaborating on the city’s first bee breeding program.
This spring, Paska is opening an urban farming pop up shop called Hayseed’s Big City Farm Supply with the folks from Brooklyn Grange. It’ll open in April in Greenpoint for 3 months. They’ll be selling books, seeds, soil, tools, beekeeping supplies, small livestock feed, vintage work gear and tons of other good local sundries. They’ll also be doing weekend workshops and events….it’s going to be great!
Paska is also working with the folks at Brooklyn Grange to start the cities first full sized bee yard and breeding program alongside Tim O’Neal of Boroughbees.com! It will be in conjunction with Brooklyn Grange’s new farm at Brooklyn Navy Yard! Additionally, she is working on an urban beekeeping book that will be out in 2013 through Chronicle Books!
Made by Hand’s focus is to champion great design, craftsmanship, the maker spirit and that which is made locally and sustainably with an eye that is both journalistic and cinematic.
Thanks to Keith Ehrlich at Made by Hand for this story submission!
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