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PLANT! new G-RAD PROJECT!

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http://plant.g-rad.org

The PLANT! project is maintained by 6 small groups of students from Calvin College. PLANT! consists of 6 neighborhood-centric sites that have been converted from unused space to urban gardens that will act as vehicle for the participants to better understand "place" in terms of geography, a concept, topography, history, community, science, botany, the environment, psychogeography, emotions, situations and any other way imaginable. By maintaining a garden, whether the participants choose to grow flowers, agriculture or simply their ideas, the consistency of being in an outdoor setting apart from daily routine will force the participants to engage this new place in some way. These garden sites will also act as the participants' studios, as they are all part of a sculpture class at Calvin College, where they will spend a minimum of 6 hours a week maintaining and engaging their sites, as well as the neighborhoods and community in which they reside.

This project is inspired by, as well as a continuation of, several different projects; Agrifitti, Civic Studio, and G-Rad PROJECTS!

This website acts as a way to document the project and the participants work, as well as a means for communication, interaction and criticism..

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Isn't the second Baxter site going to be bulldozed in about a month when Uptown Village starts?

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Interesting. I suppose you had to ask permission of Second Story before walking around on their pasture?

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Interesting. I suppose you had to ask permission of Second Story before walking around on their pasture?

of course not. they, second story, surely have done nothing to make the CENTER OF THE CITY look at all appealing in its transition - not to say we are either, but at least we are engaging the space.

people walk along this 'pasture' every day - part of the reason for walking.

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