Natasha Simmons of the Bowling Green Daily News shot video of the marching band-led journey from house to house as part of the March 5 BG House Show Hop held at FFOYA House and three other downtown BG house show venues, Astro House, Falcon's Nest and Nightmare House.
Check out her video here.
FFOYA House friend and urban farming/permaculture consultant Tim Kercheville was profiled by the Bowling Green Daily News.
You should read the whole article to learn about the amazing work Tim of Festina Lente Farms is doing around Kentucky. But here's what Aaron Mudd at bgdailynews.com wrote about Tim's collaboration with FFOYA House:
Amanda Crawford is a journalism professor at Western Kentucky University and a musician with the band Former Friends of Young Americans. Crawford's house doubles as community arts venue and recording studio, and her front yard is marked by Kercheville's work. It features a hugelkultur mound, which is a raised planting bed with a core of decaying wood and other biomass.
For Crawford, sustainability melds well with a nonprofit FFOYA is creating. Artists, writers and musicians aren't always familiar with causes they can lend their voice to, which she said creates the need for a mediator.
"That was the idea that we were working under – that we could introduce bands and help them to work on causes that they find are important," Crawford said.
Crawford and her partner Robert Tobias harvest turnips, arugula and other greens to throw potlucks and other community events at their home. Community artists and activists can relate to Kercheville, Crawford said.
"He really helps to connect FFOYA House and our sustainable ideals with obvious and tactile examples of how you make a change in your community and how you can produce your own food," she said.
FFOYA House Mission
To foster a spirit of equality and fairness, bridging gaps between artists, activists and community members. Using art (not celebrity) as an impetus for change.