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Tomato Habitus – The Hague – Netherlands

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See these tomatoes grow each day in five different environments. Tomato Habitus is a project by the artist couple Driessens & Verstappen

Five variously suitable production environments for tomatoes were selected in and around The Hague: an industrial greenhouse in the Westland, a hobby greenhouse, an urban garden and a roof terrace in the inner city, and a shop window in a shopping street. In preparation, twenty five little tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum ‘Dirk’) were grown from seed in equivalent circumstances. Five of these little tomato plants were bedded out at the same time in each of the environments chosen. From that moment on, each plant became a reflection of its habitat. Differences in temperature, light, atmospheric humidity, precipitation, soil structure and care are expressed in the growth process of each separate tomato plant.

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Sheridan School War Gardens – between 1910 and 1920

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Harris & Ewing Collection (Library of Congress) between 1910 and 1920
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Sheridan School War Gardens. Trespassers, Destroyers and Thieves. Beware $100. fine. One year imprisonment. Dogs are subject to the law. Keep them off.

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Garden Secrets

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By Elizabeth Orton Jones 1945

The warm sun is shining in our garden.
That’s where I planted seeds not long ago.
Such little wrinkled things they were
As I held them in my hand!
Now they have grown into vegetables,
Many shapes, many colors, many tastes.

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