Nov 22, 2008

winter planting planning

Though it's 18 degrees outside, winter has barely started, and already my mailbox is filled with seed catalogs. They do know how to prey on us...planting is on my mind. Today I'm re-appreciating the work of Agnes Denes, who, back in the eighties, took urban gardening to another level by planting (and harvesting) a wheat field on a landfill in Manhattan. I'd seen images of that work before, but didn't know she'd gotten in early on tree planting mania, by reforesting areas in Australia and Finland. This is installation art of the best kind.

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