Micro Gardens for Chain Link Fences

The Grow Work­shops are com­ing up…first one is this Sat­ur­day, May 21st.  In prepa­ra­tion, Elisa, cura­to­r­i­al assis­tant with Oth­er Sights, orga­nized a work bee at my stu­dio.  She taught us how to cre­ate this easy (rel­a­tive­ly) to fold  pock­ets that can be sim­ply attached to a chain link fence and used for growing.










Based on some sug­ges­tions from the mas­ter gar­den­ers that are sup­port­ing our work­shops.  We will be plant­i­ng these with herbs such as pars­ley, chives, thyme and mint.  We’ll also include the edi­ble flower — nas­tur­tium — for some colour.  They will be mount­ed on the chain link at the Bulk­head Lab at the end of each work­shop.  We antic­i­pate hav­ing about 90 of them altogether…possibly more.

The mate­r­i­al for the pock­ets was gen­er­ous­ly pro­vid­ed by pho­tog­ra­ph­er Eric Deis.  Some of you may recall his  43′ x 32′ pho­to­mur­al  Last Chance on the wall of the CBC build­ing from April through Sep­tem­ber of 2010.











His b/w image was print­ed on a vinyl mate­r­i­al com­mon­ly used in adver­tis­ing.  The repur­pos­ing of this vinyl seems fit­ting. Chain link fences are often the sup­port struc­ture for real estate adver­tis­ing.  For this project we are giv­ing the vinyl a sec­ond life that trans­forms the chain link from an adver­tis­ing space to a grow­ing space.

Many thanks to those that par­tic­i­pat­ed in the work bee to help make approx­i­mate­ly 70 pockets.


















More to come…

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