Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Sharecropper Art in New York City this Summer

Leah Gauthier is an artist doing a project called Sharecropper in New York city this summer. 

If you're near NYC this summer and want to check it out and/or get your hands dirty please do so.

There's more info below or you can visit www.sharecropperart.org

Sharecropper invites you to participate in this public art project and micro farming installation by artist Leah Gauthier for one growing season in New York City, Summer 2009.

Leah will be using organic growing methods to plant rare and endangered heirloom vegetables and herbs, and to cultivate wild edibles on 17 parcels of donated land or growing spaces located in each of the five boroughs. A portion of the harvest will be shared with local soup kitchens, and series of public programming, including urban farming panel discussions, art happenings, and cooking performances around the city are being planned. 

This is a personal journey exploring agricultural plant matter and wild edibles as sculptural material, community building through growing and cooking food, re-imagining land use, and re-incorporating agrarian sensibilities and simplicity into modern life.

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