Verge, 2016

Verge, 2016
Fermentation Fest
Reedsburg, WI

In Verge, benches from local hardwoods highlight the transition zone between two adjacent ecological communities; where field meets forest. The benches, designed by late Wisconsin ecologist Aldo Leopold, reflect the human position in this larger ecotone. As the benches are turned into charcoal, they become a resting point for nonhumans. Added to soil, “biochar” hosts microorganisms that promote soil biodiversity and long term carbon storage. We offer you a pure carbon souvenir.

As biochar: Mix 50/50 with compost. Add to soil.
As drawing tool: Experiment on paper or fabric.
As display: Place in chosen spot.
As filter: Use in water.