RE: Linda Johnson's Artistic Statement in Portland. . .
A typo to note: The grant was for $7,500, not $70,000. The day a grass roots
garden gets $70,000...!!
A note about the garden: why in the heck install it this year only to
dismantle it in April?
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> Hi, Folks!
> Was listening to NPR while I was sorting castings out of the worm bin this
> afternoon and happened to catch "Living on Earth." They had a
> feature on a
> dancer from Portland, OR named Linda Johnson who got a $70,000
> grant from an
> art organization to make an "artistic statement" by setting up an organic
> garden (complete with gazbo!) for one year on an unused tax parcel. The
> garden appears to be going great guns, everyone loves it, it's feeding the
> hungry, etc. but to make a statement about appreciating things while you
> have them, at the end of one year, everything in the garden gets
> removed so
> that passerbys who enjoyed the garden will see that. . .
> it's no longer there!
> Check out "Living on Earth"'s website at www.loe.org for more details.
> LOE also said that the Portland community garden folks were
> looking to take
> over the garden after Linda Johnson has made her statement. Anybody here
> know anything about that?
> Personally, I think this segment shows that instead of bothering USDA for
> money, we should all start considering our gardens as "art" and asking for
> the big bucks from artistic organizations rather than agricultural folks!
> :-D I would not, however, suggest that Guiliani be considered an "urban
> artist" for his current ways with bulldozers on garden land! ;-(
> Dorene Pasekoff, Coordinator
> St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden
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