One Week Until Costa Rica!

Our team prepares to leave for Costa Rica!

Our team got together the weekend before last to do some training and planning for our upcoming shoots in Costa Rica.  Marina and Julian, sadly, could not join us but we are looking forward to meeting them at the airport in San José!

Team pic minus Sara

I've purchased a drone for my professional kit and will be bringing it with us to Costa Rica!  This meant that everyone had to learn how to fly it and this was obviously an excellent opportunity for selfies!

Drone flying above the valley
A team selfie!

 Loads has happened in the last few weeks, and we are so excited to finally be heading out so soon to make this documentary a reality.

Our first test comes right before we leave.  We are excited to announce that we will be working with the Millennium Seed Bank in Wakehurst.

Not the most exciting photo, but it's what's inside this building that will be amazing!

This is the first of a few connections we have made with organizations studying bananas and fair trade here in England.  We will be doing a couple more interviews with experts in the UK.  We will also be conducting some interviews in California!

As our project continues to grow, we are ever grateful for all your support.  If you have not had a chance to donate and would like to see this project continue, please check out our GoFundMe page.

We will be updating our blog (here) and Instagram as we travel.  Follow us to hear about our day-to-day discoveries and experiences!

Thank you so much to all of you who have made this happen! We can't wait to share our journey with you!

Jackie Turner

Team Leader

Following her dual degree in environmental studies and film studies, Jackie spent four years in Los Angeles, working in the television industry before returning to the world of science and academia this year to complete her masters in applied ecology. The main inspiration behind her return to education was undergraduate experience living on a banana plantation and the imminent challenges bananas are facing in the next decade. She deeply believes in the power of storytelling to change hearts and minds. When she doesn't have her nose in a book or a impending deadline on the horizon, Jackie enjoys hiking, climbing, yoga, trail running and watching the digital koi fish swim in circles on her computer. Breathe in, breath out.