Urban Gardening Workshop by Michelle Murchison
02 August, 2012

On July 31, at CCAT Gallery workshop by Michelle Murchison took place. “Urban landscapes are often viewed as barren and cold scenes of concrete, asphalt and glass. They are portrayed as the opposite of the rural pastoral setting, rich in vegetation and greenery. However, in the biggest city, in the tiniest apartment, there exists the possibility to reconnect with the natural world through gardening. Your urban home or apartment does not have to exist as a lifeless box of concrete. Nor

do you have to give up the advantages of a big-city metropolitan lifestyle to take pleasure in the joys of gardening. Whether you plant herbs in a window box, maintain a large flower garden in your backyard, or grow veggies in large outdoor planters or participate in a local community garden, you can garden in the big city.” Even if you consider yourself not a gardener, but an artist, you can still get involved in the local gardening and urban agriculture by collaborating to create functional art pieces which can serve to host plants, collect water, double as seating, etc.

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