Friday, September 28, 2012
We scaled down the GEEEcycling station to a much more efficient transplant station. We still have basil seedlings to transplant. Come in and trade to fill your windowsill gardens!
We disassembled the Trading Table and replaced it with the Specific Item produced for HPAC at the Expo Chicago. It's much more minimal. We're beginning to detach from the architecture of the building.
We created a bench from the self-watering begonia planters.
We re-acquainted the arched windows to create a field of basil.
Clippings are free.
We looked at windows,
knobs to be used to hold headphones at the video displays,
and more windows.
For 5 weeks in June and July, Cream Co. taught a perennial garden gardening class at GEEE.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
As we showed in an earlier post, students helped us prepare the soil.
People came and donated plants such as hostas, irises and ornamental grasses.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
With borrowed architectural elements and found materials, we built a Trading Post for the Big Dig Gig Omaha.
The awning was made from a tarp taped to the soil bags from the tomato trellis containers.
We found these angular windows to use as a tabletop with mailboxes as legs.
We used a white door with 3 framed red panels to display pots, baskets and preserves.
The central display uses paint cans from the Union as legs supporting another of the shard-shaped windows..
A half-circle vinyl ventilation grill worked well as a tabletop, draining excess water from herbs. Insulated flue joints served as the legs.
Matt, a member of the Union's community, built this table from a palette a few days before we arrived. He
Tomato seedlings were displayed on salvaged pallets that were turned into tomato trellises after the event.
The piggy bank steals the show in Omaha, just like the one in Chicago.
All purchases and donations benefited the Union.
People brought in pots and excess fencing to trade.
People traded excess seeds.
And refreshments were supplied.