How To Make A Junker Garden
Demonstration and Opening Reception
And Exhibition

How To Make A Junker Garden

"From El Camino to Earthly Paradise"

Exhibition Opening and Demonstration:
Saturday June 2, noon – 3.30pm

Saturday, June 2 - Friday July 6, 2007

Sharing their process for turning a junker car into a garden Farmlab presents an exhibition and demonstration of How to Make a Junker Garden.

Junker Gardens grow from the engine cavities, cabs, flatbeds, and trunks of scrap vehicles. Conjuring new ways to integrate organic life into an auto-centric built environment the wheeled vehicles are still mobile when pushed or towed.

The Gardens are a result of Farmlab’s ongoing project to generate viable urban agricultural models that are not dependent on land ownership, which was inspired by the 2006 eviction of the nearby South Central Farmers.

The first junker car garden built by Farmlab (for the Garden of Brokenness exhibition) was a Chevy El Camino. Cucumbers, tomatoes, purple basil, marjoram and parsley were cultivated in the flatbed, while the hood was turned into a goldfish-filled fish tank.

For this exhibition, a Volvo 240 GL 1976 station wagon is being dis-and-reassembled.



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