Culture In Action, FLOOD

A group of around 30 people built and worked a hydroponic garden in a shop front in the north of Chicago. They grew a variety of vegetables like kale, and other theraputic herbs for people with HIV.Over several years Flood  provided meals every other week, educational workshops , a meeting place and information on alternative therapies for those suffering from HIV – creating an HIV/AIDS service within Chicago, nutrition and horticulture, as well as a place to garden.

 

I really like the community aspect of this project, how nature can have such an impact on so many peoples lives both by their biological compounds and healing properties but also just in there physical presence. The project relates to my work in the sense of how it indirectly questions how and where it is appropriate to grow things.

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