When I visited PS1 a few weeks ago, I browsed the bookstore in search of something fresh. I found Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, a project by Fritz Haeg. He’s a sort of mad-scientist performance artist meets practical, sustainable living guru, if that makes any sense. If it doesn’t, here’s his official bio:
“Like a system of crop rotation, Fritz Haeg works between his architecture and design practice Fritz Haeg Studio (though the currently preferred clients are animals), the happenings and gatherings of Sundown Salon (now schoolhouse), the ecology initiatives of Gardenlab (including Edible Estates), and other various combinations of building, designing, gardening, exhibiting, dancing, organizing and talking.”
No big deal. But the book is GREAT! And when I grow up – you better believe I’m gonna have a lettuce-lawn.