Here is a short video essay I recently produced on the
Colony Farm Orchard controversy. It's 20 minutes long,
in two 10 minute parts. Please feel free to comment on
the situation as well as the video. I created the video
because I think there hasn't been enough dialogue
concerning the appropriate use of the property.
I would like to make special mention of a credit that was not
adequately listed in the credits for the video. Much of the
historical material was gleaned from Mark Hoffman's masters
thesis for his degree at Western Michigan University.
The paper was called:
"Asylum Lake Preserve and Colony Farm Orchard: The History,
Legislative intent, and Analysis of their Conveyances from the
Michigan Department of Mental Health to Western Michigan