Archives 2nd half of 2013
October 2013 -
Wildflowering L.A. is a native wildflower seed planting initiative throughout Los Angeles County beginning in October 2013 by artist Fritz Haeg.
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Wildflowering L.A. brings a wild and beautiful seasonal native landscape to open plots of land throughout Los Angeles County. 50 sites are selected from an open call based on public visibility and distribution across the county. Owners of selected sites are given free native wildflower seed mixes at workshops in partnership with The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants. Soil preparation, seeding, and wildflower tending is demonstrated and one of four custom wildflower seed mixes is prescribed—Coastal, Flatlands, Hillside, and Roadside—inspired by Reyner Banham's 1971 book Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies. Each of the participating sites is officially identified with a prominent carved wood sign. The project culminates with an exhibition in Los Angeles in spring 2014.
LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) is a non-
Fritz Haeg, Wildflowering L.A., 2013. Photo: Fritz Haeg.