Crowd-Seeded Indigo Farm, 2017–18

Thank you GrowNYC Teaching Garden for space, soil, farming support.

Thank you, Brooklyn Botanic Garden for germinating so many seeds and helping produce a robust harvest.

Thank you friends and family all over NYC who believed in this project, planted seeds with me on windowsills and backyards.

Thank you Wyckoff Farm for supporting me as Artist in Residence, 2017–18 and providing space in your farm for some indigo planting and related activities with teens.

Hand-dyed cotton and silk with fresh leaves and salt or fermented leaf vats. 2018.

Students rubbing salt onto leaves and silk at GrowNYC’s Governors Island Education Garden. 9-8-18.

Pieced indigo-dyed sampler made for Barbara Kurland, School Programs Manager at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Thank you Barbara and the Education Greenhouse for germinating and hosting so many seeds and seedlings. You made this year’s harvest a success.

Indigo pocket with seeds. 2018. Indigo dyed silk and cotton with fresh leaves and salt and fermented leaf vats.