Reconnecting with the intelligence of the plant kingdom, and our global healing traditions might just be the most rewarding investment we can make – not only for ourselves, but also for our planet.


“Enriching and beautiful movie. After watching this I know much more about herbs and my journey just started. Thank you!”   Migie


“Chad Cornell’s reverence, calm, peace, and joy for the plants he was highlighting radiated out of my laptop screen into my body and soul. Well done!” Ken


” I love Our Common Roots movie. Thank you so much for sharing this. It touches my heart. Thank you for doing what you do.”  Kathy


“I wanted to write you to thank you for the documentary I just watched called “Our Common Roots”. As an herbalist myself, I was really blessed to watch this film and the deep cosmic knowledge you provided.” Julia


“The movie was awesome, having just finished an herbal class I understood a great deal. Am getting the book to be able to explore further”  Mickey


“Such great info, I hope you make more of these. Thank you!!”  Magellan


“I want to watch this over and over….I loved it”  Rosalie


“Wow.. just amazing. It’s so good to listen to someone who is clearly passionate about what they are doing. Thank you!”   Upalabotanicals


“Thank you for this informative and beautiful film. Watching it makes me feel so peaceful and connected.” 





Paul Strauss and the Equinox Farm, is an Appalachian love affair between a man, his farm, and his desire to make the world a better place. This film ignites the green spark within us to live sustainably and to appreciate, cherish and protect our world. The film asks in an honest way, for viewers to rethink their own energy use practices and become part of the energy solution instead of part of the problem.


“One of the most inspiring movies I have ever seen! Thank you so much for such great content. I guess I just found my new interest and hobby!”  Migie


Loved this film. So inspiring and wonderful!!!”  Susan


“What Paul Strauss has done for UPS and all of the region is phenomenal. His vision has ensured the UPS property and many of the surrounding botanical properties and farms will last for generations to come. There are not nearly enough Paul Strauss’s in the world but thankful for him and his vision.”   Steve



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