Easy Gardening

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A new product is helping anyone with a 4×6 plot of land easily create a garden full of fresh veggies. Recently funded on Kickstarter, the Nourishmat is a roll-out soil cover that provides a blank canvas and color-coded garden map for growing kale, tomatoes, peppers, onions, herbs and flowers. When rolled out and staked into soil, it creates a weed barrier, and graphically shows users where to plant the included seed bombs. It also includes irrigation ducts, to easily be hooked up to a hose for watering. And for every Nourishmat purchased, four meals go to hungry children in the U.S.

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.

 

Oh yes, the planet is sublime!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)

 

 

Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

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