Tending is an experimental garden project in one of the courtyards at Sydney College of the Arts.
Beginning in July 2010, we will regularly be spending a little time on site to slowly watch as the garden evolves via our smallish interventions. What may emerge in the process?
In the first instance, artists (and keen amateur gardeners) Lucas Ihlein and Diego Bonetto will be tending the garden. Over time, other folks from the college and beyond may like to get involved. We’ll observe what happens as it all trundles along…
Tending is not a community garden per se (with plots and allotments and such). Rather, it’s a chance for us to intervene lightly in the social and biological fabric of the college.
We’d like to use the garden as an opportunity to experiment, to stretch our green thumbs in a space much bigger than our pokey little suburban backyards, and to discuss our observations here.
[UPDATE! Read Ross Gibson’s greeting and introduction to the project here. (Ross is the initiator of the whole project, commissioning it to happen on behalf of the college).]