Friday, August 16, 2013
Behind the Archive House of Dorchester Projects, we have installed a trading post to trade or give away seedlings.
Gardeners typically plant more seeds than necessary, just in case some don't sprout, to share with neighbors, or to simply use all the seeds in the pack. We started several several hundred tomato seedlings extra and dozens of basil, squash, pepper, eggplant and other herb seedlings
At our first Open Sunday, we not only asked people to leave a note, but to leave a poem. Some people just enjoyed the opportunity to write a poem; some people really appreciated that we value a poem for a seedling.
We have pepper seedlings.
We have tomato seedlings.
We are growing tomatoes in buckets.
Visitors can help themselves to some parsley.
Monday, August 5, 2013
Cream Co. has installed shelves into an existing indoor glass window of the Archive House.
"How It Works" is updated, simplified and posted on the wall.
Homemade jams and cookbooks are also supplied as items for trade.
A new piggy bank collects money on the honor system. All moneys go to Dorchester Projects.
Don't forget to leave a note.
Since June of 2013, Cream Co., as an artist-in-residence, has stationed at the Archive House of Theaster Gates' Dorchester Projects in the Grand Crossing neighborhood of Chicago.