Growin It Your Self

Grow It Your Self

We’ve been Thinking a lot about the meaning of the Future Gardens Project, in a larger context. Why are we gardening, (now with no land and on such an alien place like a roof) and especially gardening for food? We can’t grow all our food, and we clearly aren’t homesteaders living in the city. We are learning a lot and there is something wonderful about watching your food become itself, sitting with a plant, time, patience and gaining better sense of connection to the environment? the food chain? what if we werent here
The last time something so green gardeny was in the national zeitgeist was perhaps the wartime victory gardens movements       
"gardens for victory" = victory gardens

"gardens for the future = future gardens

and as Maggie summarized from wikipedia’s victory gardens entry: 

these gardens were also meant as a moral booster, to give the general public a source of empowerment and a sense that they had control over their future.  I think this correlates with gardening today amidst the often overwhelming news of ecological ruin perpetuated by seemingly unstoppable corporations. 

 

Future Gardens Project is a movement, a feeling, it is you and the seeds you will sow, your windowsill roof or fire escape, a seed bombed tree pit, your ex-lawn and all the transplants you just biked home from the farmers market. 

Next up, Victory Future Chickens?

 -L 

Growin It Your Self

Grow It Your Self

We’ve been Thinking a lot about the meaning of the Future Gardens Project, in a larger context. Why are we gardening, (now with no land and on such an alien place like a roof) and especially gardening for food? We can’t grow all our food, and we clearly aren’t homesteaders living in the city. We are learning a lot and there is something wonderful about watching your food become itself, sitting with a plant, time, patience and gaining better sense of connection to the environment? the food chain? what if we werent here
The last time something so green gardeny was in the national zeitgeist was perhaps the wartime victory gardens movements       
"gardens for victory" = victory gardens

"gardens for the future = future gardens

and as Maggie summarized from wikipedia’s victory gardens entry: 

these gardens were also meant as a moral booster, to give the general public a source of empowerment and a sense that they had control over their future.  I think this correlates with gardening today amidst the often overwhelming news of ecological ruin perpetuated by seemingly unstoppable corporations. 

 

Future Gardens Project is a movement, a feeling, it is you and the seeds you will sow, your windowsill roof or fire escape, a seed bombed tree pit, your ex-lawn and all the transplants you just biked home from the farmers market. 

Next up, Victory Future Chickens?

 -L 

Posted 3 years ago

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The Future Gardens Project is a collaborative work-in-progress between Laura Cline & Maggie Pounds. We are embarking on an experiment in urban situational agriculture and the peripherally occurring social residue.

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