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Spring is really making a slow try of it here in Chicago, well now the weather can’t seem to really make up its mind. Most all of the trees have bloomed or at least have a fair amount of leaves on them and flowers are popping up everywhere. Some of the peonies have almost bloomed! Its very strange to have this much green so early.
This week I have been working to get part of my backyard ready to build a raised bed garden, in hopes of avoiding the disaster of last years gardening. I had planed some veggies, taters and a few others… well my landlord “cleaned up” the backyard which really meant he mowed all the plants down and ripped everything up from my garden. It was too late in the season to start over. So this year I was inspired by this pin I found.

Sample Square Foot Garden

   Through some research in Square Foot Gardening and some advice from Julie of the South Side Horties I have started the painstaking process of prepping to build the actual garden box. Our back yard has been overgrown for some time.

During

Before

While digging up all the unwanted plants ( I relocated some of them) I found scads of pearl onions!

Pearl Onions!!!

 

We will be building the box this week, weather permitting of course! I am so excited to get my hands dirty and finally get a garden growing in our back yard!

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The Attic
Research, Discover, Build, Experiment.
Hello! I am co-founding a new artists collaborative with the lovely Alicia Wilson, and wanted to put out a call to spread the word here. If you or any other artists you know would be interested in a research based experimental group of many different types of artists, I would like to share the below information with you! Even if you are not that interested, or not in Chicago, help us out by posting our link and get the word out there! Any way you could help us gain exposure for this project would be greatly appreciated, and I hope you will take a minute to see what we are all about!!

Thanks, and please pass this along!!!

What is The Attic

A research grounded collaborative, gathering artists across multiple disciplines to share inspiration, methodology and creative process.

Guiding Principles: 
We exist to foster a community where research is the basis for artistic discovery. The Attic provides a forum for creation through the lens of various disciplines and aesthetics. We believe in the power of the creative process, that experimenting leads to innovation,
and that a strong collaboration lays the foundation for greatness.

A Call To Artists:
The Attic is looking for artists across a wide variety of disciplines, experiences and viewpoints to be a part of the launch of this project. We will meet bi-monthly, 7-9pm on
Wednesday evenings, beginning March 7th.
Focusing on American culture in the 1950’s
and 60’s, this group will research, discuss and create work under the guiding principles listed above

To apply go to the Chicago Artists Resource posting for the Application, or email TheAttic.Chicago@gmail.com  for more details and with any questions you might have.

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