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    Backyard Adventures: Constructing a Greenhouse Is Building More Than a Place to Grow Flowers

    Whether it's at a remote cabin or an urban farm living well means getting your grow on

    By Aerate Staff

    When we first came across the videos of Kyle Finn Dempsey their moody earnestness and striking images drew us in. Like Aerate, he was focused on living outside, even if his work concentrated a more adventurous brand of enjoying Mother Nature. As we watched though, something deeper clicked. Maybe it was the way his worldview came across or the subtle philosophy that slipped into his narration, but the truth was we grew to like the guy. Watching those videos was like spending time with a friend—one who was out doing really cool things. Weather it was restoring an old pick-up truck or camping on a mountaintop, Dempsey had a way of capturing the essence of an experience. Then we read the bio on his YouTube channel: “I make content with the intent to bring people peace and inspiration. I create films about my life in Western Massachusetts and I can’t sleep at night if I don’t feel a strong emotion from what I create. I put my heart and soul into everything I do.” That sealed it. We reached out to see if there was a way we could work together, and as it happens, Dempsey is in the process of refurbishing a cabin in the woods. He agreed to make a backyard adventure film about his life for Aerate. We hope it won’t be the last.

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