soil microbes & fabric quilting

2

The multi-faceted Erin Schneider distributed about three dozen fabric squares to fellow farmers and other friends in multiple states, with the instruction they bury the squares in the ground for a couple of weeks.

Microbes in the soil quickly went to work “painting” the swatches in unique ways. Meanwhile, folks who buried fabric were also busy sharing prose and poems of why and how they selected spots to dig.

The idea arose from 2015, which was designated International Year of Soils by the United Nations.  Schneider paid homage to dirt with an agricultural art project like none other – a “soiled” quilt.

Read more about this original and unique idea from the soil scientist and Sauk County farmer who doesn’t mind a little dirt under her fingernails here. Soil is, after all, the foundation of Hilltop Community Farm, which she operates with husband Rob McClure.

lange: art, agriculture, agritourism.  Exploring and expanding the intersections of art, agriculture, agritourism, and agrarian systems within Florida’s creative placemaking.  How can we help you grow? 941/875.5190.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s