Seed Journey

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Seed Journey

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Vacation Program

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 12
  • By Wm Brown, Director Emeritus, EWM

At its best, art helps us look at the world to see connections we have not recognized and to act with new wisdom. You could say: art can be both a microscope and a map. The artist Amy Franceschini created Futurefarmers and her project Seed Journey to retrace the migration of seeds from the middle East north to Norway. Her message: rich diversity in seeds is essential.

Consider seeds. Collect them from our meadow. Learn to look at them with a simple low power microscope. Learn about their parts and stories from our visiting Artist/Gardner, Alexis Brown.

Construct artful projects to help you remember their storied. Then construct a small model of the Rescue Ship Christiania to trace the journey of traditional seeds that must be preserved... and to carry your seeds and microscope home.

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