Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Seed Pod Lands on Capitol

Now that I have your attention, let me explain.  This art installation in Madison, Wisconsin, between the Monona Terrace Convention Center and the State Capitol was donated by the 2013 Society for Ecological Restoration Conference this week.

"Seed Pod" by Brenda Baker references the threat of invasive species to native plants and how they spread one seed at a time.   It was created using hand-harvested invasive species in the local Wisconsin area which shade out the native species.  The installation will help tell the story to visitors in this city and is very beautiful indeed (although, it didn't actually land on the Capitol Building).

Another excellent example of a conference giving back to the community, this time with art and learning.

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