Taste of Waterville

Wednesday, August 7, 2019,

Chace Community Forum

Be sure to stop by the Colby College Museum of Art table where you will be able to decorate and plant your very own seedling pot that you can take home to watch your plant grow. This hands-on activity is related to the Museum’s upcoming installation, SEED-O-MATIC, opening September 4, 2019–Spring 2020. SEED-O-MATIC is a vending machine that dispenses seeds and the soil needed to grow them—raising questions about agricultural biodiversity, seed saving, and access to fresh food in the 21st century. A playful take on the fast-food found in most vending machines, the seeds will need a couple of months to grow into healthy snacks. The machine will be located outside of the Museum on the Colby College campus and stocked with varieties of lettuce, herbs, and kale supplied locally by Fedco Seeds. Visit the Museum’s website for more information on exhibitions and programs.

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