by Mary Tremonte
This zine about soil health, community health, and a love of dirt, is part of Mary Tremonte’s two year-long project with Grow Pittsburgh, as part of Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Art’s Environment, Health, and Public Art Initiative. You can view a panel discussion with Mary and the other artists working on this initiative, Ginger Brooks Takahashi and Aaron Henderson, and learn more about it here. Each artist collaborated with a local organization that addresses environmental pollution in our region to create temporary public artworks. These artworks address several distinct yet intersecting issues of environmental health: water pollution, air pollution, and lead toxicity in the soil.
This issue includes a feature on Soil Sisters Plant Nursery, an interview with Worm Return, how to build a compost sifter, how to screenprint with soil and more! The center spread is a poster about compost that you can pull out to hang by your bin.