Garden to Gallery

Photographs by Rachel Lord

 

A spontaneous sunflower blooms in the garden; watercress weaves into a floating island. Plants teach a different sort of movement, response to the will of wind and water.

 

 

Photograph by Rachel Lord, Uptown Summer 16 Youth Employee   Photograph by Rachel Lord

At Collard City Growers, the plants also move us. For a morning harvest they send us scurrying, picking, pocketing, curving ourselves around the winding tendrils of a pea plant. Their sunshine desires draw beads of sweat from our temples. They inspire nostrils to sniff and taste buds to relish…

Photograph by Rachel Lord, Uptown Summer 16 Youth Employee  Photograph by Rachel Lord, Uptown Summer 16 Youth Employee

And recently, they brought us down the street to Collar Works, an artist collective housed in an abandoned collar factory. Happenstance and balance in the garden meld art and science in unexpected ways… listen to the audio story of our salad’s journey below:

Photograph by Rachel Lord, Uptown Summer 16 Youth Employee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photographs in this post were taken by Rachel Lord, Uptown Summer 16 Youth Employee.