Earlier this year in June, we had the honor of visiting the Kultivator farm in rural Sweden. The artist group lives on an organic dairy farm on the island of Öland where they run a residency and raise their children, along with several different types of animals. While we were visiting, […]
Last year we grew some heirloom soybeans at DRYK Nørrebro, the roof top urban garden in our neighborhood. We wanted to grow seeds that could tell a story and be shared from year to year. Growing these soy beans, which even though they came from a seed […]
We really miss having a garden of our own and sometimes we raise potato starts in our apartment for no other reason than that they make us happy and keeps our intimate knowledge of how to do this close at hand.
I was cleaning out some old pots we had in […]
Walking past a small print shop in Vesterbro, we saw this window used as a greenhouse to grow tomatoes. The plants were wild, pressed against the glass and stretching out in all directions. There may have been more plants than just tomatoes but it was hard discern what was what among […]
This summer we grew soybeans at Nørrebro’s rooftop garden, DYRK. They were heirloom Swedish soy beans (also known as Glycine Max) named Fiskeby III (there are numerous varieties of Fiskeby) from a seed archive in Russia called the N. I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry (designated […]
Where does food come from when you live in the city?
Walking around Copenhagen, there are lots of small kiosk style stores (grønthandler) with fruit and vegetable stands lining their entry ways. On any city street you can find the sidewalk compromised with piles of […]
We recently had the privilege of talking with independent curator, Sue Spaid, on the occasion of the new exhibition at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Green Acres: Artists Farming Fields, Greenhouses and Abandoned Lots. The exhibition focuses on artists in relationship to agriculture, and runs from September 22-January 20, 2013 in […]
The Intervale Center juts out from one end of the town of Burlington, Vermont. It has a set of values that every community should be working towards:
Our mission is to strengthen community food systems. Since 1988, we’ve been dedicated to improving farm viability, […]
We went to DYRK Nørrebro today to plant Russian soybeans, an heirloom variety acclimated to far northern conditions. This is the very beginning of a long term project. We will post more about that later this week. DYRK is one of our favorite places in the city. Here you see a […]
The soil is the great connector of our lives, the source and destination of all. –Wendell Berry
Looking at soil, the basis of plant life, and much of our food system is an important part of thinking ecologically. Today’s link post points to some soil based projects that we have come across.
Denmark has 68 […]
Radio Aktiv Sonic Deep Map (2013)
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Watch our interview of SeedBroadcast, a mobile project that is part seed library and part seed-saving-story-collecting machine-recording the stories of seed saving, farming, and food sovereignty work being done around the US.
BOOK: Deep Routes
Bonnie co-edited this collection of essays that reflect on who gets to define a region and what the struggles are in relation to being in a place and demanding social justice across many issues and terrains.
Download a poster Bonnie made about biodiversity in a vacant lot in the Amager borough of Copenhagen, in collaboration with biologist, Inger Kærgaard, ornithologist, Jørn Lennart Larsen and botanist, Camilla Sønderberg Brok: A BRIEF TAXONOMY OF A LOT
We made and installed a network of bat houses in Urbana, Illinois, to support the local and regional bat population, but also to begin a conversation about re-making the built environment.
We write often about artists and art groups that work with putting ‘culture’ back in agriculture. Here is a new favorite: myvillages, a group of three women based in Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. Read more...
Post Revolutionary Exercises
We really admire the dedicated hard work of Kultivator who seeks to fuse agriculture and art in their work. Click this sentence to get a PDF of their poster collection called "Post Revolutionary Exercises."