WeGrow

2004-2006

WeGrow is a community-based program for planning and implementing the creative use of vacant urban lands for sustainable agricultural and educational purposes in the East-End community of Homewood-Brushton. The Golden Opportunity Project is the first phase: a community-based art action that identifies vacant or neglected lots with a sidewalk border of African Marigolds. During the process of planting, several activities will occur including:

> collect ideas from the young and old
> record the thoughts of concerned neighbors
> serve lemonade and information
> document neighborhood history
> remove debris
> document each lot

These lots will then be highlighted to get people thinking about future use. It is also an opportunity to build connections and grow relationships with the neighbors, community organizations and businesses within Homewood for future action.

We have embarked on a long-term process, forming relationships and facilitating community based projects to bring the country to the city. We would like to catalyze an effort to develop a sustainable agricultural farm and horseback riding facility in Homewood-Brushton. The primary intention is as an educational and experiential opportunity for the local residents to learn to grow some of their own healthy food in a safe, sustainable way.

Other Projects

Public Art

  1. Living Waters of Larimer, 2012-2016
  2. Permaculture Orchard, 2011
  3. One Mile Garden, 2008—present
  4. WeGrow, 2004-2006
  5. Listen to the South Side, 2000-2004
  6. Nine Mile Run Greenway Project, 1996-2000
  7. Urban Semi-Wilderness Area, 1994-1998
  8. Barletta’s News, 1994
  9. Commemorative Monument to Native Americans, 1993
  10. Water Rites: A Domestic Arrangement, 1991
  11. Monument to the Fall of the Television Evangelists, 1988

Installations

  1. The NEW R5 Travel Agency, 2008
  2. Following in My Father’s Footsteps, 2003
  3. An Island For 2 Axe Heads, A String..., 1996
  4. Eco-Mobile Home/Office Entertainment System, 1993
  5. The Persian Gulf Bowl, 1992
  6. As We Turn with the World, 1991
  7. It’s Always Greener on the Greener side, OR..., 1990
  8. The Pantheozone: Temple To The Ozone, 1989

Proposals

  1. Google Earth Camouflage, A Revision Request, An Ecoart..., 2008
  2. One Tree EcoArt Proposal, 2007
  3. Greening the Andy Warhol Museum: It’s for the..., 2007
  4. 3 Sisters Garden, 2003
  5. Ecotone: A Public Art Proposal for the David..., 2002
  6. Greening Purnell: Site-Specific Sculpture Proposal to Integrate Nature..., 2000