zondag 6 mei 2012

Vegetables of the Amsterdam Pavement

Stoepgroente (pavement vegetables) is a funky little book edited by Claude Biemans on edible plants in Amsterdam. This is not a guide but more something of a urban weed freak show giving 33 pictures of 'real' edible plants (you know: vegetables (and herbs) you can buy at the supermarket) found in Amsterdam. No further information is given but I suppose we are to understand this book as a way of showing how diverse the wild plant urban landscape can be, and also to what extent domesticated plants are still ready to enter the uncultivated grime of the city where no gardener or peasant will water and fertilize. 

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