Backyard summertime garden. (Taken with Instagram)
Altered book at SCAD Atlanta. ❤ (Taken with Instagram)
Our garden. We harvested squash this afternoon and noticed the corn plants starting to yield. (Taken with instagram)
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Altered Journal construction. (Taken with instagram)
John & Levon (Taken with instagram)
This past weekend we spent some time working together in the back yard planting red tulips, various small flowering plants, and a black berry bush. The weather has been very kind to us - we’ve had moderately warm days, with no freezes, and ample rainfall.
In preparation for the upcoming planting season, John and I are taking a new approach — we went to Lowe’s and purchased a Seed Starting kit. Over the holiday, we plan to start our seeds indoors using the kit then, after they’ve had a chance to grow and develop a stronger root system, we’ll move them to the new raised beds in our yard. By allowing the seedling to begin growing in a more controlled environment, we hope that it will prove to be a healthier plant and, in turn, yield more produce.
I guess we’ll soon see if our research pans out - I have taken in it upon myself to visually document this process for ourselves and anyone who is interested in trying their hand at urban gardening— although we are certainly not experts, just two simple folks who are learning as they go.
That being said, here’s a great resource for gardeners of all kinds (it has certainly helped us):
Altered book journals — I adore them so much and they are such a great tool for prompting students to think beyond the confines of standard reading practices and page formatting as they utilize this everyday object as a vehicle for self-expression and self-discovery