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Filmmaker’s statement:
Having taught gardening classes for many years, I was inspired to make this film when I realized how little the majority of gardeners know about the insect ecosystem that exists in their gardens, and also that they do have a strong desire and interest to understand it better.

Spiritually speaking, nature has played a monumental role in the pursuit of enlightenment and our experiences with temporary enlightened states.

There are very definite reasons for this, one of the most notable is the fact that the divine is much easier for us to recognized in its “natural state” than in our “everyday created lives.” I feel a great satisfaction to realize that I have captured this aspect in the film, at least in part, through the reactions of some of the initial viewers.

From the point of view of an environmental activist, this film is important because it gives viewers an opportunity to connect with the natural world through something that is close and personal -- their own gardens -- rather than something far away and abstract like the destruction of the rain forests of the world.

See Pictorial essay.

Chris Korrow has led a colorful and varied life. Always taking a keen interest in nature and noticing the beauty of the natural world, his experiences range from being a commercial fisherman in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, taking a 6,000-mile bicycle trip spanning three coastlines of the US, jumping from airplanes, working as an underwater photographer--scuba diving at night and photographing underwater off of seven coastlines around the world.

He traveled to China, Tibet, Tonga and Nepal before finally settling in idyllic rural Kentucky for over 20 years, where he raised a family and ran an organic farm. Korrow now blends his passion and keen eye for nature observation and agriculture with his skill in photography as a way to educate adults and children about the beauty and intelligence of nature.

Garden Insects includes images of over 125 insects, all of which were found and filmed in Korrow’s own backyard garden. He says he still continues to discover new insects each year. Korrow’s award winning film premiered nationwide on PBS and was seen by an estimated 2.5 million viewers.

He and his family currently reside on Whidbey Island, in Washington State.

Read a feature story about Chris Korrow in Kentucky Living’s annual Lawn & Garden Issue: “The Bug Man of Cumberland County makes a beautiful film about the benefits of insects.”


Peace, Chris

As seen on PBS

Hopi Prophecy

"You have been telling people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour. And there are things to be considered...

Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?

Know your garden.

It is time to speak your truth.

Create your community.

Be good to each other.

And do not look outside yourself for the leader.

Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said, "This could be a good time! There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water.

And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all, ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!

Banish the word 'struggle' from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we've been waiting for."

Oraibi, Arizona Hopi Nation June 8, 2000
Insect video