The Roving Garden Project by Cindy Short. from her site:
“The Roving Garden Project represents the failures and possibilities of a project I began this year. Initially, it was a small community raised garden box to benefit the Labor Exchange in Malibu, California, which is a non-profit serving the local homeless and day laborers. Shortly after its completion, the garden box had to be taken apart due to a complaint by someone opposed to the project, and my failure to acquire use permits for the site. What resulted was the transplanted potted garden photographed here.
The Roving Garden Project challenges the habitual perception of a fixed location and community by prioritizing a symbol for something that is mutable and dynamic. The traveling form the garden has taken can act as a site for meaning to be continually reworked. Place can be created on the move.”
Outdoor garden, indoor garden. Inside-your-furniture garden…
On show at Designersblock during London Design Week 2011 is “Plantable,” a table which aims to reintroduce nature back into the experience of gathering, preparing, cooking and eating a meal. Designed by London-based studio Jailmake
(Liam Healy and Jamie Elliott), the table offers places for plants to grow within the base of each of the four legs, which are designed to allow vegitation to intertwine between its structure.
“Through experimentation and innovation I have developed a form of packaging that is 100 percent biodegradable and recyclable. If the packaging is discarded it will have a positive effect on the environment due to the seed embedded biodegradable paper. The twine used to secure the product and label is natural cotton and 100 percent biodegradable.”