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A participatory exhibition to support urban agriculture and explore the value placed on food and society.

Eight Extraordinary Greens

This participatory exhibition at Mixed Greens gallery (May 3 - June 2, 2012) will support urban agriculture and explore, through interactions with gallery visitors, the value placed on food and society.

As a Kickstarter backer, you become one of the project's first participants and your name will be acknowledged on the wall of the gallery.**

The goal is to get as many participants as possible by April 1st!  You can participate for as little as a $1.

Thank you for your support!

Overview:

Jenna Spevack is an artist, designer, and environmental advocate. She has designed an efficient, sub-irrigated system for growing energy-packed plants (microgreens) in small, urban spaces. Her aim: to provide healthy greens to extraordinary people with ordinary incomes.

As an urban agricultural design project she envisions a way to grow food in an urban landscape for all strata of citizens, but as an art project she hopes to facilitate conversations about different values: creative effort vs convenience, regenerables vs disposables, neighbors vs strangers.

Exhibition:

This exhibition will include a series of adapted furniture objects: domestic microfarms.

A small farmstand will serve as a space for the harvest and sale of eight kinds of microgreens. The gallery visitors will determine the monetary value of the exchange, based on a set of choices that will support local, urban agriculture non-profits, like Added Value and Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger. They may then choose to take the greens or donate them to someone in need.

These transactions will be recorded in the form of a receipt- an illustrated print signed by both the participant and artist. Participants keep the receipt and a duplicate will be hung in the gallery to record the collective value of the exchanges over the course of the exhibition.

Mixed Greens
531 West 26th St, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10001

May 3 - June 2, 2012
Opening: May 3, 6-8pm

Participation:

All materials and services to realize this exhibition will be donated, bartered, or salvaged. Here is the list of participants, so far:

As a Kickstarter participant, in addition to your Rewards, your contribution will be acknowledged in the gallery documentation and a record of the exchange will be hung in the gallery**. Your generous contributions will help fund the purchase of additional materials. You can participate for as little as $1!

Rewards:

Extra-Large 8XG growing system

  • 13"x21"x4.25" sub-irrigated, stainless-steel planter
  • Packet of 8XG seeds
  • Extra wick (hemp rope)
  • Instructions

Large 8XG growing system

  • 13"x21"x2.25" sub-irrigated, stainless-steel planter
  • Packet of 8XG seeds
  • Extra wick (hemp rope)
  • Instructions

Small 8XG growing system

  • 6.5"x10.5"x2.25" sub-irrigated, stainless-steel planter
  • Packet of 8XG seeds
  • Extra wick (hemp rope)
  • Instructions

Fresh Microgreens

  • An assortment of fresh microgreens, depending on availability, such as: Arugula, Mizuna, Mustard, Tat Soi, Chard, Beet, Kale, and Cress.
  • 8XG seeds will be substituted, if shipping is preferred.

Illustrated "Receipt"

  • As a Kickstarter backer and one of the first project participants, you will receive a special illustrated "receipt" and a duplicate will be exhibited in the gallery to acknowledge your support of the project .
  • **NOTE: Inclusion in the gallery exhibition is not required. Just indicate if you would like to remain anonymous.

Gallery Visit with the Artist

  • Private tour of the exhibition with Jenna Spevack
  • Please contact to arrange a date and time.

Pickup/Shipping Options

$1-$14 contributions

  • A copy of your illustrated "receipt" may be picked up at the artist's studio or gallery at a pre-arranged time, or delivered via email.

$15-$99 contributions

  • A copy of your illustrated "receipt" may be picked up at the artist's studio or gallery at a pre-arranged time, delivered via email, or shipped with additional postage.
  • Greens may be picked up at the artist's studio or gallery at a pre-arranged time. Or 8XG seeds will be substituted and shipped.
  • Ship receipt and 8XG seeds = add $5 for postage
  • Ship receipt and donate greens = add $1 for postage

$100-$499 contributions

  • 8XG growing system + receipt may be picked up at the artist's studio or gallery at a pre-arranged time. Or please include an additional $15 for shipping.
  • Ship growing system + receipt = add $15

$500-$1000+ contributions

  • 8XG growing system + receipt may be picked up at the artist's studio or gallery at a pre-arranged time. Or please include an additional $25 for shipping.
  • Ship growing system + receipt = add $25

* Please contact for international shipping or for special shipping options.

Thank you!

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