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“The sense of being the custodian of this small patch of earth offered a taste of freedom.”



Nelson Mandela: Prisoner, Rooftop Food Gardener
In the wake of Nelson Mandela’s passing, City Farmer News points out a passage from his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, where he reflects on the large rooftop garden he tended while in prison:

Each morning, I put on a straw hat and rough gloves and worked in the garden for two hours. Every Sunday, I would supply vegetables to the kitchen so that they could cook a special meal for the common-law prisoners. I also gave quite a lot of my harvest to the warders, who used to bring satchels to take away their fresh vegetables.
- Nelson Mandela

The sense of being the custodian of this small patch of earth offered a taste of freedom.

Nelson Mandela: Prisoner, Rooftop Food Gardener

In the wake of Nelson Mandela’s passing, City Farmer News points out a passage from his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, where he reflects on the large rooftop garden he tended while in prison:

Each morning, I put on a straw hat and rough gloves and worked in the garden for two hours. Every Sunday, I would supply vegetables to the kitchen so that they could cook a special meal for the common-law prisoners. I also gave quite a lot of my harvest to the warders, who used to bring satchels to take away their fresh vegetables.

- Nelson Mandela

Recipe for growing moss:
Moss Graffiti on Instructables. 

In a blender combine: 
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
A few handfuls of moss
1 teaspoon of sugar

Blend until smooth enough to paint (mixture will be thick).

Paint on a porous wall (such as brick or concrete) and mist with water daily until it grows.
Paint freehand or use a stencil and tape if you want it precise.

Recipe for growing moss:

Moss Graffiti on Instructables
In a blender combine: 
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
A few handfuls of moss
1 teaspoon of sugar
Blend until smooth enough to paint (mixture will be thick).
Paint on a porous wall (such as brick or concrete) and mist with water daily until it grows.
Paint freehand or use a stencil and tape if you want it precise.
DIGITAL FABRICATION PROTOTYPE BY RUY KLEIN (COURTESY RUY KLEIN)

DIGITAL FABRICATION PROTOTYPE BY RUY KLEIN (COURTESY RUY KLEIN)



WATER ECONOMIES/ECOLOGIES BY LATERAL OFFICE (COURTESY LATERAL OFFICE)

WATER ECONOMIES/ECOLOGIES BY LATERAL OFFICE (COURTESY LATERAL OFFICE)

LENTSPACE IN NEW YORK BY INTERBORO PARTNERS (PHOTO: MICHAEL FALCO/THE NEW YORK TIMES)

LENTSPACE IN NEW YORK BY INTERBORO PARTNERS (PHOTO: MICHAEL FALCO/THE NEW YORK TIMES)

One of 24 historic bridges chosen for preservation by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Bridge 5721 is one of the state’s only remaining wrought iron bridge structures

One of 24 historic bridges chosen for preservation by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Bridge 5721 is one of the state’s only remaining wrought iron bridge structures

CRADLE BY BALL-NOGUES STUDIO IN SANTA MONICA (COURTESY BALL-NOGUES)

CRADLE BY BALL-NOGUES STUDIO IN SANTA MONICA (COURTESY BALL-NOGUES)