Many of us are looking at the world around us and wondering how we can make a difference. In many ways, we are already making smarter choices by buying locally and trying not to waste food.
In one of my classes, we were given the assignment to engage with the city and the public. We wanted to engage in a space that allowed for conversation. We discovered that we all cared about the earth and the impact each of us have on the planet. We created an interactive performance/conversation with farmers market consumers and the venders.
The following flyers were created to make people think more about the cycle of our food. They are playful and spirited pieces that we wanted to use to break the barrier and create conversation between us and the public.
We decided to support composting through creating a space at a few farmers markets in New York City. Our goal was to create awareness towards where the food we do not use goes after we are done. If you are looking for more locations, outside of your Farmers Markets for composting in New York City, there are opportunities. New York University has also been working on becoming more environmentally friendly, it is “now the largest institutional composter in Manhattan, doing several tons per week from a dozen dining halls.”
After to speaking to more venders, we learned that City Harvest collects food at the end of the day for those in need. The food that did not get sold because of various reasons can then be donated to the City Harvest. Some food cannot be saved so it will get composted as well. This project was to create conversation and educate those who go to the markets and ourselves.