Schmidt is an articulate member of a new tribe of socially engaged artists who are committed to cultivating community gardens and urban agricultural plots as works of public art. Their creative roots extend into a number of postmodern movements, from Fluxus and earth art to relational aesthetics and new genre public art, and their role is often to co-ordinate and facilitate rather than manufacture and lecture. Excerpt from Robin Laurence’s article in Canadian Art on-line, “Artists and Gardens: A Growing Concern.” November, 2011.
The Grow Seed Exchange brought about some seed sharing at the Creekside Communtiy Centre. If you happen to be the happy recipient of one of the Grow seed packages but don’t know a lot about planting and growing the seeds look for details below.
Please join Jason Packer, sustainability consultant with Recollective for a lively walk through the Olympic Village. Jason will discuss the green features of the development and how these innovations reflect the changing landscape of sustainable design. How can sustainability be built into our urban environments and enacted in everyday life will be explored in this walking dialogue.