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Eight Extraordinary Greens – An Art project in New York, NY by Jenna Spevack

An assortment of fresh microgreens, depending on availability, such as: Arugula, Mizuna, Mustard, Tat Soi, Chard, Beet, Kale, and Cress.

Jenna Spevack is an artist, designer, and environmental advocate. She has designed an efficient, sub-irrigated system for growing energy-packed plants (microgreens) in small, urban spaces. Her aim: to provide healthy greens to extraordinary people with ordinary incomes.

As an urban agricultural design project she envisions a way to grow food in an urban landscape for all strata of citizens, but as an art project she hopes to facilitate conversations about different values: creative effort vs convenience, regenerables vs disposables, neighbors vs strangers.


This exhibition will include a series of adapted furniture objects: domestic microfarms.

A small farmstand will serve as a space for the harvest and sale of eight kinds of microgreens. The gallery visitors will determine the monetary value of the exchange, based on a set of choices that will support local, urban agriculture. They may then choose to take the greens or donate them to someone in need.

These transactions will be recorded in the form of a receipt- an illustrated print signed by both the participant and artist. Participants keep the receipt and a duplicate will be hung in the gallery to record the collective value of the exchanges over the course of the exhibition.

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1 comment

1 Jeanne { 03.16.12 at 10:05 am }

Great idea for small urban spaces… & pretty too!