2012 Seeds of Winterslag (SOW)
VENNESTRAAT, ‘HIDDEN PLACES AND IDENTITIES’, MANIFESTA 09, Parallel Events, Genk, Belgium
Project by Marguerite Kahrl with Matteo Gianotti
Curated by Francesca Berardi and Michela Sacchetto
Saturday, September 1, 2012 (11 am to 1 pm)
Saturday, September 1, 2012 (3 pm)
Saturday, September 29, 2012 (3 pm)
* Seed balls, an ancient technique of wrapping seeds in clay pellets to seed uncultivated or harsh habitats will be combined with Phytoremediation to revive ecologies damaged by the mining industry. Masanobu Fukuoka (1913-2008), a Japanese farmer and philosopher, reintroduced this technique which has since been used to reseed man-made deserts.
Thanks to Reviplant, Torino for assistance with phytoremediation research and seed selection for reseeding industrial sites.