Sunday, August 30, 2009

Edible Landscape Festival

Down to Earth Opening Reception and Edible Landscape Festival
Saturday September 12, 2009
2pm -6pm
Down to Earth: Artists Create Edible Landscapes is an exhibition that
highlights the growing focus and emergence of “green” principles and
sustainability in relationship to food, art, design and agriculture. Guest curator
Amy Lipton, Co-Director of New York’s ecoartspace, selected six artists and
artist teams who are working to create socially engaging interventions in the
landscape related to food and agriculture, creating an aesthetic and cultural link
between art and farming.
After the artists formally introduce their work, visitors will have the opportunity
to meet the Edible Landscapes artists at this family friendly event! The Edible
Landscapes Festival will include an artists’ talk and tour, activities for all ages
led by the artists, as well as hay rides, a composting station, a guided edible
plants trail walk, and much more!
Reception/Festival Highlights
Artists’ talks and tours of the Garden Installations
2:30pm – 3:45pm
Hayrides to The Schuylkill Center’s Organic Farm
4pm – 6pm
Edible Plants Hike
5pm – 6pm
Ongoing Activities
2pm – 6pm
Composting Demonstration
Beekeeping Demonstration by local beekeeper Joe Duffy
Farmstand featuring organic produce from The Schuylkill Center’s Market
Garden Farm
Location: The Down to Earth Exhibitions and Edible Landscapes Festival will be
held at The Schuylkill Center’s Second Site, located at the corner of Port Royal
Avenue and Hagy’s Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128. For directions, please
visit our website at

Support: Down To Earth: Artists Create Edible Landscapes is supported by The
William Penn Foundation, and an award from The National Endowment for
the Arts.
Media Contact: Lisa Sonneborn / Communications Manager
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Tel. 215.482.7300 x 139
Cel. 215.284.4045

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