…of Edible Estate Regional Prototype Garden #15: Twin Cities at Chez Schoenherr in Woodbury, Minnesota commissioned by the Walker Art Center seems to be as active, fecund, fertile, loved, lived-in, tended, and edible as ever – which I learned from intrepid journalist Kim Palmer’s (who has been hot on the Edible Estates beat since the open call in February 2013) ..
…a favored source of garden bed and pathway mulch, is procured this afternoon from the nearby Glendale horsey feed and seed shop, prompted by some wilty annual veg plants suffering in the recent summer-like 100 deg..
…in downtown Los Angeles with rooftop farming friend Annie Novak (who is doing research for an upcoming book) was an inspiring/informative discovery, understanding how to grow food in this extreme industrial environment we were nerding-out on issues of irrigation, pollination, germination, decomposition, and general soil / ai..
…this morning included tomatoes (!) and peppers (!!) ripened in our recent unseasonably warm temps (and drought thanks to our Ridiculously Resilient Ridge while the Eastern and Midwestern US struggles with their Polar Vortex) in addition to the squashes, lemons and nasturtiums you might expect finding in an LA garden this tim..
…at the Los Angeles Arboretum was just removed today in preparation for a long term project I am in the early stages of planning, but initially as the flagship of 50 sites across Los Angeles County for Wildflowering L.A. (our first public workshop is at the Arboretum this Sun..
…in Woodbury, Minnesota early this morning was my very first stop of the day and more later on the on the garden, but in the mean time some cauliflower and cabbage porn as just a little hint of the thriving happy delicious and very loved landscape growing in front of the Schoenherr̵..
…capped off a quick last minute eight-hour layover in Minneapolis on the way from LA to Rotterdam for the opening of Animal Estates 9.0 tomorrow – but at least it gave me a chance to see the garden in it’s mid-summer state, and (Walker webpage and Foraging Ci..
…moderated presentations and conversations “Artist as Farmer” at Art Basel tomorrow morning with Italian farming artist friend, Gianfranco Baruchello, plus Agnes Varda, Adrian Villar Riojas, and Zheng Guogu, and myself….before during and after which I’ll be feeding the eyes and stomachs of the audience with a presentation of finds from small organic fam..
…was sketched up quickly this morning now that I know what the main issues will be (such as an upstairs resident who needs a 3m x 4m open space in the garden near the sidewalk for his hut, or sukkah, where he lives during the week long Sukkat holiday), and tomorrow morning work begins on ..
…which will be in desperate need of fertile compost and amendments – were dramatically dumped in front of the apartment building with the very visible and vacant front yard where we will be planting Edible Estate #13 starting ..
…meaning “Matan the gardener” in Hebrew, is the super cool gardener, nursery owner, organic food garden activist/facilitator who we traveled 30 minutes north of Tel Aviv to visit today – conducting a video interview with him about the historic and current conditions of Israeli urban food production and gathering plants for Edible Estate #13 in ..
…this morning – after a 22 hours of travel, a 2:30am landing, and five hours of deep sleep – we headed south to Holon for some meeting, interviewing, planning, calculating, and designing for the selected site of Edible Estate #13 before meeting with local community garden organizer Orna Yukevitch, who took me on a tour of ..
…to all of the family, friends, neighbors, and local volunteers who came out to help establish Edible Estate #15 this weekend! Catherine Schoenherr, John Schoenherr, Andrea Schoenherr, Stanley Leonard, Aaron Schoenherr, Kristin Beardsley, Roseann Schoenherr, Ken, Sarah Schultz, Eric Crosby, Anna Bierbrauer, Ashley Duffalo, Bartholomew Ryan, Will Gobeli, Bridget Mendel, Larry and Mary Haeg, Danny ..
…at Edible Estate #15 in Woodbury was a bit more tranquil than the heavy-duty sod/rock/log/dirt moving yesterday, but still hectic with hundreds of plants, trees, shrubs, vines, and seeds of many varieties being set out by myself and landscape architect Anna Bierbrauer – in the beds established the day before – for teams of friends, ..
…installation with the hands of over 50 volunteers gets us farther along than I had hoped, finishing the day with most of the lawn rolled up and piled in mounds covered with fresh compost, vegetable beds bermed up to the back of a log circle, a U-shaped woodland path under the existing crab apple, a ..
…of the Woodbury, Minnesota residence where we are laying out the first design marks of Edible Estate #15 this afternoon make it seem like aimless drunken teens went on a joyride spinning out a perfect circle – but it is actually marking the only bit of grass that will be left when we are done ..
…commissioned by the Walker Art Center for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden tonight was proceeded by a mad dash for some teapots and tea party accoutrements to Wendy at Practical Goods in St. Paul – where I have already been sourcing everything for the Domestic Integrities installation opening in the galleries August 8th – and a ..
…has been evolving since the substantially sized Woodbury front lawn site was selected a few weeks ago, but we need to get real since it hits the ground on Friday with the design laid out on the lawn, on Saturday with dirt/wood/rock moving, and on Sunday with planting and mulching – so during my sacred ..
…saw a bunch of fruit trees planted in a gentle arc on the north side of the front lawn, hundreds of strawberry cuttings inserted in the terraced slope along the street, a series of cute little herb gardens in triangular raised beds installed, a seating semi-circle of logs placed, a wild area of berries planted, ..
…in the suburban development of Hammel outside of Aarhus, Denmark got off to a slow start this morning with only a small fraction of the 65 architecture students on hand to do the brute manual labor of boulder, log, and dirt moving, but when they finally did show up in force the garden took shape ..