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Short documentary pieces on interesting people, places, and things in Northern Michigan.
Leelanau Conservancy - Cedar River Preserve
This film, by The Boardman Review, features the Leelanau Conservancy's Cedar River Preserve located near Cedar, Michigan and highlights both the recreational opportunities available at the property along with the biodiversity & natural features of the preserve. The Leelanau Conservancy is a non-profit that conserves the Land, Water and Scenic Character of Leelanau County, Michigan.
Saltless Sea Creamery
This film, by The Boardman Review, features cheesemaker Dave Omar and his wife Joy, who specialize in Mediterranean-style cheeses crafted from Michigan ingredients. They use traditional techniques to create artisan cheese that is uniquely Midwestern: down to earth and surprisingly complex. The film follows them as they look to expand their production and find a more permanent home for their business. The Boardman Review is the creative culture & outdoor lifestyle journal of Northern Michigan. https://www.saltlesssea.com/ https://www.theboardmanreview.com/
Groundwork Center - Let's Make Local Happen
A film about the vital work of the Groundwork Center. For 27 years, the nonprofit has empowered people who want to be part of creating a better Michigan with innovative, local-based solutions that create a clean environment, strong economy, and healthy community.
Common Good Bakery
Back before the pandemic, in February 2020 we had the pleasure of working with Common Good Bakery in Traverse City on a short film. While much has changed in the world since it was filmed, the words Chef/Owner Jason shares resonate more now than ever. Common Good works to improve the overall wellbeing of their staff and the community through their employment practices and the products they serve. Take a moment to check out the video above! And, be sure to stop in Common Good Bakery next time you’re in Traverse City to try a chocolate croissant; we can almost guarantee the video will leave you craving some... // Produced by The Boardman Review
Leelanau Conservancy - Farmland Protection
A film featuring the Leelanau Conservancy's Farmland Protection program. The nonprofit has protected over 5,000 acres of farmland through a mechanism called purchase of development rights or a conservation easement. In a nutshell, farmers are paid the difference between what their land is worth as farmland versus what it is worth as residential land. Farmers retain all rights to their land and continue to farm it, but the land is restricted from development. Each agreement—the legal term is conservation easement— is different and is tailored to the needs and desires of each landowner.
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