…(the Edible Estates garden headquarters at SALT Beyoglu) gathered for some gardening workshops with Pelin Demereli throughout the afternoon, and since I couldn’t understand anything they were saying, (though at one point a few little boys seemed to be having a really interesting conversation – so I asked someone to translate, but it turns out ..
…today and tomorrow (plus a talk this evening) have brought me back to town to check in on the Edible Estate rooftop hothouse garden headquarters on top of SALT Beyoglu, the ambitious new art institution (just before the Istanbul Biennial opens later this week) – and we have been lucky to find Pelin Demireli to ..
…ready to welcome those who make it to the top floor for a respite of light and space with the aroma of wood shavings and fresh compost, a narrow view between buildings to distant hills, a fresh breeze through open windows, some green life starting to get settled in it’s new home, a casual seating ..
…was a gradual process today as heavy bags of fresh Turkish forest soil, compost, worm castings, and wood shavings (to loosen and lighten the soil) slowly made their way up to our sixth floor roost in the rooftop hothouse at SALT Beyoğlu to fill the large planters constructed with the reclaimed 4×4 lumber previously used ..
…including lots of beans, corn, lettuce, squash, some rare precious tomatoes, and a variety of fruiting trees and vegetables starts have arrived from a friendly farmer couple who have pulled together most of the materials for the Istanbul rooftop hothouse we are working to finish in time for the SALT Beyoğlu building opening ..
…on the walls of the Istanbul rooftop hothouse was quick pleasurable way for us to claim the space, make our mark, mess things up – plus a welcome break for the SALT Beyoğlu staff from the hectic preparations for the inaugural vernisage this Friday. &nb..
…is the next edition in the series of Edible Estates gardens which I have come here to begin work on (housed in a spacious airy new greenhouse on the top floor of the beautifully renovated six floor home for the new center for contemporary art SALT Beyoğlu opening on Apri 8th on Istanbul’s central pedestrian ..