Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Plant It Forward-the starving artist project

What a great day! 6 artists including myself worked in the garden! Rodney, Marissa, Ofunne, Ginger, Juna. Suzanne videotaped the artists adding compost, mixing it into the soil, adding mulch and compost around fruit trees. Ofunne and Ginger took photographs, too. Everyone went home with spinach, arugula, endive, butter lettuce, green onions, zucchini or squash, tomatoes, rosemary and even some sprigs of lavendar. We drank lemonade and ice tea and ate corn chips with salsa made with tomatoes from last years harvest.


  1. I just made the most delicious soup with soy sausage and baked tofu! Artists need no longer starve!

  2. I enjoyed preparing the soil and giving the nutrition to grow. Linda puy the pepper seeds into the soil and I watered the seeds. I only worked in the garden for two hours but I already feel like I had a relationship with the plants.

  3. We are now gardening on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Lots of work is getting done and lots of vegetables are going home with artists. (They don't care who they go home with. Saturday, August 8 will be an afternoon to work and then barbecue. We will start at 4 p.m. Interested? Let me know.