The Suburban Lawn: 2-Hour Museum + Seed Swap + Talks
2-HOUR MUSEUM + SEED SWAP + TALKS: SEED SAVING, WILD FORAGING & A VISUAL HISTORY OF SUBURBAN LAWNS
The Suburban Lawn Museum is a temporary art project that frames the suburban lawn as an artefact of the past. What might our suburbs look like if lawns were made to recede and backyards turned into more productive sites – urban farms or native scrub?
2-HOUR MUSEUM: THE SUBURBAN LAWN (3-5pm)
Traditionally, a well manicured grass lawn signaled one's class standing to neighbours, as well as affirming one's control over one's domestic property. But more recently, and in particular during times of drought, myopic obsessions with lawns have lead to social and environmental discord, even murder.
TALKS (3.20pm start)
Susie Pratt: Grass, Grass everywhere but not a blade to eat: A brief visual history of The Suburban Lawn.
Michele Margolis: Seed Saving demonstration and introduction to the Inner West Seed Bank exchange
Diego Bonetto: WildStories: Celebrating old ways in an ever-changing new world: Wild Food, Wild Medicine and Wild Crafting
SEED SWAP (3-5pm)
Come swap your vegetable seeds or learn about seed saving. Bring some seeds to swap and attend for Free! Come and speculate on: the suburban lawn as past-time, and what to replace it with. You can take part as a museum goer, by attending the talks or by bringing seeds to swap.
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