Grow will take up the ideas of community members, creative practitioners and interest groups to develop a creative urban agriculture installation comprised of a series of platforms for growing food.
Other Sights for Artist’s Projects has secured permission to use a 10,400 sq. ft. plot near the popular seawall walkway called the bulkhead to install this green lab. In many ways the bulkhead is a transitional zone. It sits on the periphery of public parks, undeveloped and bristling with remnants of the industrial past.
Taking up the provisional state of the bulkhead, Grow will use readily available materials such as wooden palettes, super sacks, and burlap to construct a series of five sculptural platforms for growing root vegetables, leafy greens, herbs, fruit and mushrooms.
Pre-existing structures in the bulkhead will be incorporated into the overall design of this sculptural installation. Rusted steel beams will become the support for elaborate handcrafted netting which will support the growth of scarlet runner beans, while the chain link fence will be gradually populated with small pockets of green plants. New structures will also be introduced including a living wall co-created with the Environmental Youth Alliance that will further extend the growing plane vertically.