Category — Photos
Using old manga as a growing medium for vegetables
Tokyo-based artist Koshi Kawachi recently demonstrated his “Manga Farming” technique — which uses old manga as a growing medium for vegetables — by cultivating a crop of radish sprouts in an installation at the Matsuzakaya department store in Nagoya.
April 25, 2010 No Comments
A video of Nylon Magazine photo-shoot.
Urban Farm campaign jointly organized by the fashion brand Jack & Jill and the fashion magazine Nylon
A host of Korean celebrities including Jang Geun Suk, Bani, Bae Doo Na, Clazziquai, Park Shi Hoo, Park Shi Yeon, Park Jung Ah, Secret and Lee Si Young recently took part in a eco-campaign photoshoot for NYLON.
This photo-shoot was jointly organized by casual wear brand, J & J (JACK & JILL) together with NYLON to promote the idea of having your own urban farm.
April 24, 2010 No Comments
Naomi Johnson’s photos of local food and farmers
Transit’s ‘art buses’ make their debut in Asheville, North Carolina
Three Asheville area artists have won the city’s first “Art on Transit” competition, the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department announced recently. Each artist will be awarded a $750 honorarium, and their design will grace both sides of a single bus. The winners were: Ray Noland’s “Jeweled Forest,” a color-splashed, whimsical forest; Naomi Johnson’s photos of local food and farmers; and Nina Ruffini’s “Message,” featuring bunnies adrift in boats.
April 4, 2010 No Comments
Yara-Grow Regina Community Garden in Winter 2010 – Canada
February 12th, 2010
Today was one of those frosty days that begged to be captured! The temperature was only -7 degrees Celcius, the humidity was high, almost 100%, and the winds had not yet come creating the perfect day to photograph the frost.
For those who are visiting our site from around the world, it may be hard to believe that come May we will begin to work the soil again for a new growing season.
April 1, 2010 No Comments
Pole bean teepee in progress
The Farm Proper
The Farm Proper (est. January 2010) is a mobile, urban farm under development in the lot outside The Bakery, a collaborative studio space shared by Set & Drift and mi-workshop in Barrio Logan, San Diego.
The Farm Proper is an experimental project created by a collaborative of artists, designers, and backyard growers as a replicable model for an urban farm.
March 31, 2010 No Comments
Victory Garden – 1942
January 15, 2010 No Comments
City Farmer garden photos by Monalyn Gracia of Corbis Corporation
Earlier this year Corbis Corporation, the famous stock photography company, came to shoot at the Vancouver Compost Demonstration Garden for a series of shots on ‘sustainability’. Forty-one of those images are now on-line for sale. They feature shots of City Farmer’s roof garden, mason bee box, organic food garden, worm and backyard compost bins, and shiitake mushrooms.
Corbis Corporation is an American company, based in Seattle, Washington, that sells and otherwise distributes photography and film footage and related rights. It has a collection of more than 100 million images and a footage library. Corbis is privately owned by Bill Gates, who founded the company in 1989 under the name Interactive Home Systems (a name currently held by an unrelated, slightly older company based in Concord, Massachusetts).
December 17, 2009 No Comments
Photo by Luxist. The marzipan Kitchen Garden is complete with veggies that were actually grown during the late summer/Fall season, with eggplant, radishes, carrots, cabbages, peas, cauliflower–and tiny handwritten signs that have the names of the vegetables on them. See larger image here.
Marzipan Kitchen Garden vegetables
By Eddie Gehman Kohan
Dec 2, 2009
White House Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses has been as busy as an elf in Santa’s workshop–for months. In addition to a loaded schedule that includes making the thousands of sweets for all the White House holiday events (17 parties, 11 Open Houses)–and for private Obama family consumption–Yosses has also had a whole architecture project going on for the past six weeks, during the creation of the annual White House Gingerbread House, a holiday tradition that in the past was brought to stunning heights of creativity by former White House Executive Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier, the only chef to last for 26 years in the Executive Mansion.
December 14, 2009 No Comments
Photo by Carl Warner. Edible city: London’s skyline has been recreated using fruit and veg as part of a promotional campaign. Larger image here.
The city that’s good enough to eat: London’s iconic skyline recreated using fruit and veg by photographer Carl Warner
By Daily Mail Reporter
16th November 2009
A photographer has recreated London’s iconic skyline using 26 different types of fruit and vegetables, with stunning results.
Carl Warner and a team of five model makers spent three weeks crafting the edible panorama and series of landmarks to promote healthy eating.
In the image some of the world’s most famous buildings are given a fruity twist and constructed from hundreds of pieced of fruit and veg – all painstakingly glued together.
The Houses of Parliament are built from a mix of asparagus, green beans and runner beans which are subtly mixed with baby sweetcorn to depict the intricate stonework.
December 13, 2009 No Comments
National Emergency War Garden Commission. Sow The Seeds of Victory Posters in cigar store window. Circa 1914-1919.
Teaching With Documents: Sow the Seeds of Victory!
Posters from the Food Administration During World War I
Excerpt from the National Archives
“To achieve the results, the Food Administration combined an emphasis on patriotism with the lure of advertising created by its own Advertising Section. This section produced a wealth of posters for both outdoor and indoor display. One proclaimed: “Food is Ammunition-Don’t waste it.” Another featured a woman clothed in stars and stripes reaching out to embrace the message: “Be Patriotic sign your country’s pledge to save the food.” A third combined patriotism with a modern healthy diet message. At the top, the poster encouraged readers to: “Eat more corn, oats and rye products-fish and poultry-fruits, vegetables and potatoes, baked, boiled and broiled foods.”
December 3, 2009 No Comments
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November 29, 2009 No Comments
“Sow and Grow” poster, Cleveland Public Schools Horticulture program.
Feeding Cleveland: Urban Agriculture
Cleveland State University Libraries presents The Cleveland Memory Project
A recurring theme in 20th century Cleveland that continues to the present day is that during difficult economic periods communities of people have come together to raise food crops on city land. The working men’s farms during the Great Depression, the victory gardens during World War II, community gardens established during the years of urban renewal, and the present day market gardeners of the local food movement, all provide examples of revivals of urban agriculture as a response to economic difficulties.
November 18, 2009 No Comments
Trengwainton House, near Penzance, Cornwall. Gardens are open to the public. All photos. NTPL/Andrew Butler
Kitchen garden crops are gradually being reintroduced into the productive area. Visitors can climb on to a raised platform to take in the scale of the walled gardens and their unique raised beds, built to the dimensions of Noah’s Ark, as described in The Bible.
See photos of the Kitchen Garden. Follow – “Read More”.
October 28, 2009 No Comments
Photo by Michael Levenston. Chestnuts up in the tree. Porcupine quill-like burs encase the nuts.
Most people find Horse Chestnuts (Aesculus hippocastanum) lying on the ground in the Fall. They are a beautiful, shiny brown nuts but inedible. However, there are in Vancouver a few Spanish Chestnut or Sweet Chestnut trees (Castanea saliva), the nuts of which are edible, and elderly Asian and European residents are quick to harvest them as they fall to the ground. They often use long poles to hit them out of the trees.
October 12, 2009 10 Comments
An exterior view of the Tower of London showing Middle Tower with guards and a vegetable garden in the foreground.
Photographer: York and Son
Larger image here.
October 3, 2009 No Comments
A. Kuznetsova, A. Magitson, ca. 1930
Publisher: AChR, Moscow
Workers are encouraged to cultivate vegetables near factories. On the poster, a realistic still life is combined with a modern constructivist background. It is issued by the publishing company of AChR, the Association of Revolutionary Artists. This organization is the main promotor of Socialist Realism and develops a stranglehold on the visual arts.
From the International Institute of Social History.
October 3, 2009 No Comments
The vegetables are green, the cucumbers plumb, the yield is abundant
Cailü guafei chanliang duo
Great Leap Forward (1956-1960)
In the three years of crop failures and famine following the Great Leap Forward, this poster with its abundant food is reprinted over and over again. The total number of copies runs to over a million.
From Chinese Posters Net.
October 3, 2009 No Comments
Elizabeth Peabody House
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Children gardening in the community vegetable garden at the corner of Charles and Poplar Street, near the Elizabeth Peabody House in Boston’s West End neighborhood.
Five more wonderful photos of the children on the next page.
September 29, 2009 1 Comment
Photographs of the New York city schools.
Schauffler, Alfred Theodore, 1839-1915
September 13, 2009 No Comments