Desde Las Grietas Las Semillas Creceran (In the Cracks the Seeds Will Grow) 2016

Having travled to Cuba five times since 1999 I have always been surprised more Cubans don't grow their of own food considering the temperate climate, and food shortages on the island. For this project we chose three sights where we planted adoptable gardens. We prepared the soil and planted seeds that were then available for adoption by attendees of an art exhibition. The adopters were requested to tend to the gardened then to leave the resulting fruits and vegetables in the open for people to pick.

This project was produced in collaboration with Samantha Correa.
 Compost Garden. Vegatables growing in a dump sight. Old Havana, Cuba, 2016

Compost Garden. Vegatables growing in a dump sight. Old Havana, Cuba, 2016

 Garden Adopters at "En Regla" Exhibition Opening, Niurka, Eduardo and Diego

Garden Adopters at "En Regla" Exhibition Opening, Niurka, Eduardo and Diego

 Garden after planting on the Campus of the National Art School, Instituto Superior de Arte, Cuba, June, 2016

Garden after planting on the Campus of the National Art School, Instituto Superior de Arte, Cuba, June, 2016

 Garden two months later. Photo Credit: Pavel Mendez Hernandez

Garden two months later. Photo Credit: Pavel Mendez Hernandez

  Garden two months later.   Photo Credit  : Pavel Mendez Hernandez

Garden two months later. Photo Credit: Pavel Mendez Hernandez

  We planted seeds along the wall of this garden on corner of Habana y Tte.Rey. The seeds were planted so they would grow up the fence and could be picked from the outside the fence. 

We planted seeds along the wall of this garden on corner of Habana y Tte.Rey. The seeds were planted so they would grow up the fence and could be picked from the outside the fence. 

 Seeds were planted in the small square of concrete on San Pedro near the Ferry to Regla.

Seeds were planted in the small square of concrete on San Pedro near the Ferry to Regla.

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All the seeds brought to Cuba that weren't used in the production of this project were either given away to residents of Old Havana or planted in crevices and cracks of dirt through out Old Havana. All the seed were annuals and none of them posed any risk of becoming invasive species. 

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