Archive for November, 2011

Artists and Gardens: A Growing Concern

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.

Seeds From Grow

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.

Grow Walk

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.