The Citizens Horticultural Advice for the Right to Food Bureau
PIC Fair, Southbank, Melbourne
This work negotiates the nexus between urban ecology and food security, in context with environmental change and sustainable agriculture practices. It was created and presented for PIC Fair (Performance, Interaction and Collaboration).
The audience were directed through a process to make take-home clay seed bombs – clay vessels filled with seed of six species of wild edible plants, both native and introduced species considered garden and agriculture weeds. By sowing these seed in a location of their choice, they are implicated in the creation of a guerrilla garden/urban farming network around Melbourne.
The audience/participants were invited to further engage with the project during a residency at Testing Grounds (March 2017), where I will harvest and cook these plants for a communal meal.
This project contributes to my ongoing research into wild edible plants that trace – as well as create – relationships between agriculture and edible weeds as a symbol of migration and adaptability, highlighting our role within, and impact on, ecological systems.