Wednesday, August 20, 2014
This we we brought a Scent Sampler to to the plaza.
People were invited to pinch and sniff or clip a sprig or 2 to bring home.
16 varieties this week.
Same deal this week, plants for poems preferred.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
At he beginning of the day, we had upwards of 2,000 basil plants.
As they left, there still appeared to be LOTS of plants.
But the gradually made it out into the world.
Finally, there were just a few flats left.
We brought the final plants down to the Hyde Park Art Center and set up the mini-est G.E.E.E.
By the next morning, the plants dwindled.
And by Monday morning, they were virtually gone.
Monday, August 18, 2014
We had a wide variety of people trading at the MCA.
The plaza was an intersection of people representing many ages and backgrounds.
A bicycle tour traded their thoughts as they learned the history of Streeterville.
Kids jumped at the opportunity to participate let us know what was on their minds.
Extended families stopped by to trade with us.
Friends downtown shopping and sightseeing traded.
Even a band joined us.
Friday, August 15, 2014
For a day, the plaza functioned a site for trade, but looked like a garden.
We set out to document people's thoughts for the day, marking a presence of community.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The Sweet Pea Current Tomatoes are going crazy at the Archive Yard! There are hundreds of the gumball-sized fruits that must be picked and eaten before they rot on the vines.
Therefore, we enlisted the neighbor kids to pick until their hearts were content.
Unfortunately, their attention span didn't last. Let's just hope they remember their first lesson in pairing: tomatoes and basil.