Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I am grateful to everyone for their good help, but I want to single out Jonathan Bagby and recommend him to anyone in town needing photography. Bagby is talented--his website will speak to this better than I can (I especially love this one). Talent and skill are important, but the man is also patient and kind. Those things are precious and worthy of recognition. So there you are, the Urban Land Scouts salute the efforts of all our volunteers and give our enthusiastic endorsement to Mr. Bagby and his photographic excellence.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
"...a recurring public dinner designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund new and emerging artmakers."
Each guest to a dinner pays an small fee in exchange for a nice meal and the chance to vote for one of several projects proposed by area artists. The artist whose project receives the majority vote takes home the evening's funds for said project.
I like that the dinner and voting offers people a more reasonable cost of arts patronage, but I am especially excited by the proposed projects and grantees. This project proposed to tile a heavily used and continuously molding shower at the Metropolitan Pool, and this one documents a trail of Secret (urban) Gardens in NYC.
If you had a chance to design a project for Knoxville and receive up to $1000 to fund it, what would you propose?
Saturday, April 10, 2010
I heard from Liz Moniz, one of the folks working on the edible public garden at Tyson Park that there will be a work day coming up. I love work days: they epitomize for me the socializing of good behavior and prove true the adage of many hands making light work. More than that, this is a great opportunity to get out, learn some new skills, help Knoxville's community and land, and meet some new people in town.
The first work day is Sunday, April 18th, from 9 am – 4 pm, at the Community Nourishment Garden at Tyson Park, 2351 Kingston Park (between the tennis courts). They will be " laying the pathway, building a water catchment system, constructing trellises, and putting some plants in the ground."
2351 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
Parking available at the Kingston Pike and Concord Street park entrances
From the flyer promoting the work day:
We’ve developed plans to implement a charitable community garden with fruit trees, berries, and vegetables, cared for by a diverse team of volunteers to benefit refugees at the Bridge Refugee Settlement Services.
We need your help.
If you or your group/organization would like to get involved in this meaningful community initiative on April 18th through sponsorship or volunteer commitment, please contact us. Any time you can spare is appreciated! Tools and guidance will be provided!
For more information contact: