[Blabber] Rooftop Dye Garden - Parsons class visit
shenkin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 19:01:47 EDT 2012
On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 6:05 PM, citybadger <citybadger at gmail.com> wrote:
> On short notice, Victoria Marshall and about 8 of her students from
> Parsons stopped over today, .... They went up on the roof, looked at the
> space, and discussed placement for ... their Dye Garden.
Can you say more about this project? I had not heard of it before (that I
recall), and I don't think it's been mentioned on the mailing list before.
I can guess it's to grow plants for vegetable dyes. Anything more?
If we can get the temperature warm enough to cultivate prickly pear cactus,
we can grow cochineal insects.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochineal
Here's an even better article:
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