[Blabber] Rooftop Dye Garden - Parsons class visit

Kenneth Gutierrez kennypg at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 09:19:15 EDT 2012


Just emailed Victoria. She was supposed to email you before proceeding. In
fact, she must have returned from overseas yesterday, because she asked me
for you email address again yesterday.

Just bawled her out and told her to contact you ASAP.

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 10:46 PM, citybadger <citybadger at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think this may be a Kenny initiative than a HackManhattan project, but
> here's what I understand:
>
> Victoria Marshal teaches an undergraduate class at Parson's School of
> Design in Urban Dyeing<http://www.newschool.edu/Parsons/faculty.aspx?id=67039>This is their
> blog <http://urbandyeing.blogspot.com/>. They grow plants and make dye
> from them. They had a garden last year on the upper east side, but this
> year they were looking for something closer to the school. Kenny invited
> them to use his roof. Kenny put Prof. Marshall my email to keep us in the
> loop on our uses for the roof.
>
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 7:01 PM, Peter Shenkin <shenkin at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> 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.
>>>
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> 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:
>> http://m.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2120796/Starbucks-admits-Strawberry-Frappuccino-contains-crushed-bugs.html
>>
>> -P.
>>
>>
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