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Stonehouse Seedstore

In 2014 I was commissioned by Stonehouse Timebank & Take A Part to create an artwork in response to Stonehouse and its community. Over six months I collected 100 stories about our connections to and relationships with plants. These were sourced from across the community including sheltered housing, on street interviews, shop holders, homeless hostels and from community groups and events. I also included plants that are important in the natural history of the area. Seeds and cuttings of these plants have been sourced as a portable community resource and a celebration of diversity. The seeds and stories were displayed at a public celebration in October 2014.

The seeds are now available free to anyone who wants to grow. The Seedstore contains a catalogue of stories and seeds and how long each seed is viable and seed packets for each of the participants to keep or swap. The Seedstore will evolve over time, being accessible in the Stonehouse Action community shop at Union Corner and at different events.  The Seedstore is now being cared for by Stonehouse Timebank and the artist. So far the Seedstore has been part of a Symposium on Art & Climate Change at Plymouth Art Centre and a Seed workshop at Plymouth University as part of Growing Futures. Please contact me if you would like the Seedstore to come to your event.

 

 
First and last slide by Fotonow CIC