Just as local nonprofit Ex Fabula aims to
encourage dialogue and foster a sense of connectivity
within the community through performance-based
storytelling events, Ryan Dale and his wife, Anna
Aragon, are working to share the stories of farming,
gardening and community-based groups through educational
and promotional videos. These videos, Dale adds, give
another dimension to these organizations and the work
“Sharing stories of the (gardening) process and the challenge of growing
food really connects people in a way that’s rudimentary to our culture
and, more importantly, to our survival,” says Dale of the mission behind
their video production company, Anglès Creations. “Gardening is this
amazing process of learning not only from nature, but learning from and
learning with the community, children and your neighbors.
“… These stories and these tales of garden woes and challenges and
successes are rooted in these plants that provide us nourishment,” he
continues. “By sharing these experiences, it provides us with a
knowledge that enriches our lives and perpetuates strength in community,
strength in our families, and strength in our society and our economy.”
When not behind the camera lens or editing video, Dale manages
production at Zymbiotics, LLC, a Fox Point-based fermented food company.
“We do natural, fermented (and) handcrafted kimchi, sauerkraut, ginger,
carrot and beet products,” he says. The brand is currently sold at more
than 200 stores throughout the Midwest, including Whole Foods, Outpost
Natural Foods and Sendik’s Food Market. The individuals featured on this
page are former Ex Fabula storytellers.
To learn more about Ex Fabula and the storytellers the organization
supports, go to www.exfabula.org.