Sunroot Gardens is an agricultural operation centered in the City of Roses, Cascadia. They are mostly urban, farming 16 plots around the Southeast side of Portland, Oregon.
Their general farming practices:
No chemical pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, sprays, etc.
No genetically engineered seeds
Heirloom vegetable varieties rather than hybrids
Low irrigation usage (and in some cases, none)
Bicycle-based; over 90% car-free
Cruelty-free soil amendments (i.e., no factory-farmed manure)
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.