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2014- ongoing

A collaboration with artist bee keeper
Jim Elniski

Modest Modernism Miller

@modestmodernism

An experimental edible landscape in the post-suburban (ex-urb) wild in the Miller community of Gary, IN. How much produce can a suburban lot actually produce? How might this new kind of productive landscape change our understanding of "farm", suburb, wild? Inputs and outputs are tracked and weighed so that over time site metrics can be understood.

Woody fruits and nuts including: pear, quince, cherry, sand cherry, currant, gooseberry, elderberry, strawberry and hazelnuts have been planted in the 2015 season. A mature peach tree has been relocated into a more sunny location. This small orchard surrounds the "plant mansion" a hacked hoophouse mesh enclosure erected to protect the vegetable garden from deer and small mammels. All fruit trees are caged from deer, fruit infra-structures.

This edible landscape serves as a laboratory for the Fruit Futures Initiative Gary, also begun in 2015.