Back in September 2018, Keith Morris was on the hunt for some- one to help him share his story. Kirsten Potts responded to his call for action. Scout Fischman joined the project and the two set out to meet the man behind Willow Crossing Farm.
Willow Crossing Farm is located in Johnson, Vermont, where the Long Trail and the Lamoille River meet. It’s a plot of land dedicated to creating a working ecosystem of herbs, vegetables, berries, fruits, nut trees, rice paddies and hemp. Keith calls the farm, “a working, cooking experiment, a plant collection and a fool’s errand.” What Scout and Kirsten found was a beautiful, green and lush permaculture farm, nestled between the mountains and flow- ing water. Different eco-friendly infrastructure break up the fields and tree groves that lead down to the river.
Beginning in September 2018 and finishing in April 2019, Scout and Kirsten shot what became “Growing a Vision”, a documentary based on the permaculture philosophy, by which Keith lives and farms. In this documentary film, Keith narrates a story of growth, experimentation and natural succession of wild wetlands. Along the way, Keith is joined by a former student and practicing clinical herbalists exploring their ideas of holistic healing.
From his experience as an activist, to teaching at the University of Vermont; Keith finds ways to share his knowledge and ideas with a wide range of people. This is the story of Keith Morris and Willow Crossing Farm.