Sunday, August 23, 2009

Gastro-Vision: Aesthetics of Urban Farming, Part I

Herbert Bayer, “Grow It Yourself: Plant a Farm Garden Now,” ca. 1941-43, New York NY. Silkscreen on board, WPA War Services. Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, WPA Poster Collection.

Nicole Caruth's August 21st posting on the Art21 blog features some great snippets on urban farming, a response to public demand for locally grown food. These ideas could be easily transferred to island economies where the high cost of importing fresh produce is carried by the consumer. She highlights three new visual and edible projects—Truck Farm, Welcomed Guests, and Window Farms—which reflect this trend, "presenting resourceful methods for growing your own food in the metropolis and, what’s more, sharing it with others."

Read the full story here.

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