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Art and AgriCulture

August 3, 2023 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm

What are the food stories that most urgently need to be shared?

“Another thing we lost is culture. . . look at the word agriculture. We lost that connection. And so now it’s going back to the culture of agriculture. Why do we grow the food that we do?” – Karen Washington

Why do we grow the foods we do? How is culture tied to our local foodways and agricultural systems? What stories of nourishment are you hungry to tell? What creative acts are you being called to digest?

In this weekly series, explore various techniques and practices introduced by visiting artists who will lead us in expressing our relationship to food, agriculture, and the histories and stories that shape how we connect with our foodways.

Through various artmaking techniques like bookmaking, printmaking, collage, sculpture, natural-pigment making and painting, alternative photography processes, participants will create artwork that begins to answer the question: Where is the culture in agriculture?

This is a free drop-in program. Come to every class to build on your skill or come to one or two that you are available for. This class will end in a culminating Community Fall Show to exhibit your work in our greenhouse. Come and explore your relationship to food and agriculture and the ways these systems can connect us more deeply to our local ecosystems and communities.

Class Schedule:

Class Schedule will be updated periodically. Check back for themes and facilitators of future classes.

June 15 – Spring Show

Take inspiration from the Spring Community Arts Show to inform future works. Come early to the 5 pm class to help Spring art students make the finishing touches to the installation of their work and a behind-the-scenes look into curating a community art show. Reception and artist share-out at 6 pm.

June 22 – Details to Come

June 28 – Mural Painting for The Giving Garden

Collectively paint a mural on two raised beds that will be installed outside of the Greenhouse that will invite Harlem community to plant and harvest herbs and familiar vegetables as they need.

July 6 – No Programs Today! See You Next Week!

July 13 – Details to Come

July 20- Details to Come

July 27 – Details to Come

August 3 – Details to Come

Augsut 10- Details to Come

August 17 – Details to Come

August 24 – Details to Come

August 31 – Details to Come


August 3, 2023
6:30pm - 7:30pm


The Greenhouse and Education Center at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park
679 Riverside Dr, Greenhouse
New York, NY 10031 United States