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SFMOMA on Twitter: "#HBD to Ruth Asawa, born on this day in 1926🎈 "When you put a seed in the ground, it keeps going every minute that it's in the earth. We, too, need to keep growing every moment of every day that we are on this earth."-Asawa [Imogen
"#HBD to Ruth Asawa, born on this day in 1926

"When you put a seed in the ground, it keeps going every minute that it's in the earth. We, too, need to keep growing every moment of every day that we are on this earth."-Asawa

[Imogen Cunningham, #RuthAsawa, 1956]"
ruthasawa  seeds  life  living  learning  unschooling  deschooling  imogencunningham  photography 
january 2018 by robertogreco
James Luckett en Instagram: “August Frederick Townes Luckett-Maus, Democracy is seeds, seeds are funny, Multiple - Postcard, 2017 / "Even the act of peeling a potato…”
"August Frederick Townes Luckett-Maus, Democracy is seeds, seeds are funny, Multiple - Postcard, 2017 / "Even the act of peeling a potato can be an artistic act if it is consciously done." - Joseph Beuys"
seeds  josephbeuys  jamesluckett  art  democracy 
april 2017 by robertogreco
Flatbread Society Seed Journey

This journey to the Middle East can be seen as an awakening of the memory—the long journey the grain itself has taken—through the hands of time.

-Michael Taussig

Seed Journey is a seafaring voyage connected to a public art project* in the former port of Bjørvika in Oslo, Norway. Seed Journey moves people, ideas and seeds through time and space. This voyage—its crew and cargo—are agents that link the commons as they relate to local networks and a more global complex of seed savers and stewards of the land, air and water. A rotating crew of artists, anthropologists, biologists, bakers, activists, sailors and farmers join the journey and share their findings at host institutions along the route from small harbors to large ports from barns to museums (contemporary art, natural history and maritime) to social centers.


Seed Journey departs from the port of Oslo, Norway beginning with a few key defining points and space for new stops and invitations along the way. The crew’s interests will influence the route, but ultimately grains are the compass. Seed Journey maps not only space, but also time and phylogeny: while the more familiar space yields a cartographic map, time yields history and phylogeny yields a picture of networks of relationships between and among living beings—relationships between cultural groups, but also between human and non-human living forms such as seeds, sea-life and the terrestrial species from the various places and times we will traverse.



Flatbread Society is a permanent public art project created in a “common” area amidst the waterfront development of Bjørvika, in Oslo, Norway. In 2012, the international arts collective, Futurefarmers formed Flatbread Society as a proposition for working with local actors to establish an aligned vision for the use of this land. The groups’ dynamic activation of the site through public programs, a bakehouse and a cultivated grain field has attracted the imagination of farmers, bakers, oven builders, artists, activists, soil scientists, city officials; while simultaneously resulting in the formation of an urban gardening community called Herligheten, a Declaration of Land Use, and a permanent grainfield and bakehouse.

Flatbread Society has extended beyond Oslo into a network of projects and people that use grain as a prismatic impetus to consider the interrelationship of food production to realms of knowledge sharing, cultural production, socio-political formations and everyday life.

Flatbread Society is part of Bjørvika Utvikling (BU) public art program Slow Space, commissioned and produced by Bjørvika Utvikling and supported by The Norwegian Public Road Authroities (Eastern Region)."
futurefarmers  seedjourney  michaeltaussig  art  norway  oslo  bjørvika  naturalhistory  flatbreadsociety  slow  baking  biology  science  classideas  activism  sailing  boats  anthropology  barns  museums  seeds  sailboats  spain  denmark  españa  vejle  london  england  cardiff  wales  uk  antwerp  belgium  asturias  lena  mallorca  rmallah  palestine  istanbul  turkey  johanpetersen  børrepetersen  carlemilpetersen  fernandogarcíadory  agency  didierdemorcy  amyfranceschini  marthevandessel  viviensansour  ignaciochapela  martinlundberg  alfonsoborragán  hananbenammar  joeriley  audreysnyder  annavitale  jørundaasefalkenberg 
january 2017 by robertogreco
Seed Library - University of San Francisco (USF)
"The USF Seed Library is a joint project of the USF Urban Agriculture Program and Gleeson Library | Geschke Center. All USF students, faculty and staff are welcome to use the seed library. It is located next to the Gleeson Library Reference Desk.

How to use the USF Seed Library

1. Grab a “My Seed Library Log” sheet: provide your name and email address. You will use this log every time you borrow or bring back seeds.

2. Select seeds: seeds are shelved in the cabinet alphabetically by plant name. On your “My Seed Library Log," write down which seeds you are borrowing. Place your log in the return bin.

3. Plant your seeds!

4. Once the plants are mature, you may (but are not required to!) collect and dry seeds, and bring them back to the library.

5. Label the envelope or container you bring your seeds in, with plant name & variety, year harvested, and origin of where the seeds were grown. Blank labels for returned seeds are in a bin on the seed library cabinet. Place returned seeds in the “Seed Return” bin.

6. Update your personal log in the USF Seed Library Log (the 3-ring binder). Logs are arranged alphabetically by last name.

7. Select more seeds!

Note: You can donate any seeds, not just seeds collected from seed library plants. Please bring only organic/non-GMO seeds."
libraries  seedlibraries  seeds  plants  agriculture  gardening  usf  urbanagriculture 
april 2014 by robertogreco
» Seeds Are the New Books - Blog of the Long Now
"The Basalt Public Library in western Colorado has recently started lending seeds out to members. The members “borrow” the seeds with their library card, grow the plants, and harvest the best fruits’ seeds to give back to the library. The library gets better seeds back, while the members get to enjoy most of the harvest and learn more about the embodied art of gardening in the process.

Saving seeds itself is not a new idea–it is an ancient practice that goes back to the invention of agriculture. But combining a seed bank with the modern library is a novel answer to the threat of digital irrelevance, and one that can help preserve the thousands of endangered heirloom varieties that we have cultivated over civilization’s history.

As books and other media start to make the cloud their permanent home, libraries inevitably face the question of how to stay relevant in the future. Part of the answer will probably always be free access to information resources, but the trend seems to suggest that this will become far less pertinent with the proliferation of ebooks, online classes, book-scanning projects, and general free digitalized information.

It is easy to forget that libraries are some ways, very radical institutions. It’s true, you have to be quiet, but the idea that everyone should have access to as much information as possible is a beautiful and powerful concept. When one considers that seeds and the DNA they contain are one of the original information storage devices, it’s almost hard to understand why libraries haven’t always included seeds."
longnow  seeds  planting  plants  libraries  colorado  basaltpubliclibrary  ariculture  gardening  2013  information  storage  civilization 
march 2013 by robertogreco
Growth Assembly
"Though the example product seems a little far-fetched; growth assembly could be quite revolutionary. Worldwide shipping of manufactured things is very inefficient. Why not ship devices and utensils in a single envelope? As seeds."
seeds  concepts  growth  manufacturing  fabbing  organic  plants  environment  sustainability 
december 2009 by robertogreco
supersmall: 'cultivating wildness' project for vancouver 2030
"supersmall's proposal for the vancouver 2030 challenge competition aims to change the view that we somehow stand outside, or apart from, nature. their project imagines infrastructure as eco connectors throughout the city. the program requirements included an animal rehabilitation center. this eco-connector understands that the rehabilitation of the individual organism is synonymous with a healthy system. just as a brain createsmore connections as it learns, we hope the city will do the same as it grows by reconnecting and strengthening our urban ecology -animals, plants and humans- symbiotically. ... the seed bank storage is located underneath the main public area because seeds require
architecture  design  nature  vancouver  ecology  education  urban  landscape  lcproject  tcsnmy  bridges  conservation  animales  seeds  plants  teaching  learning  classideas  projectideas  borders 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Environmentalists Adopt New Weapon: Seed Balls : NPR
"Neighborhood organizations across the U.S. that want to improve the environment are using a surprising weapon: seed balls. It's a technique for planting in abandoned places and often inhospitable land that was developed in Japan by Masanobu Fukuoka, a pioneer in "natural farming." ... The mixture is rolled into little balls, which then has to dry. The group then puts them in bags and distributes them. The mud and clay protect the seeds from being eaten by birds and rodents. After three to five rains, the balls break down and the seeds germinate. The seeds used in Brooklyn are mostly wild cornflowers, lovely blue daisy-like flowers often seen by the roadside."
plants  urban  seedballs  blight  farming  activism  tcsnmy  gardening  seeds  masanobufukuoka  agriculture 
april 2009 by robertogreco
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault - Photo Essays - TIME
"Established on Svalbard Island, Norway, about 700 miles from the North Pole, the Seed Bank's purpose is to preserve a wide variety of plant seeds from locations worldwide in an underground cavern, part of an effort to protect the planet's rapidly diminishing biodiversity."
svalbard  seeds  seedvault  norway 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Long Views » Blog Archive » Svalbard Seed Vault Opens
"Amazingly only a few years after it begun the Seed Vault in Svalbard has opened. I cant wait to go and see how they built a multi-millennial structure so fast."
longnow  norway  seeds  vault  svalbard  sustainability  archive 
february 2008 by robertogreco

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