04 Feb '12, 3pm

Edible Garden Sprouts from Plastic Waste in Ethiopia

Edible Garden Sprouts from Plastic Waste in Ethiopia

© Heinrich Böll Stiftung Kebreab Demeke's sculpture/garden in Harla, Ethiopia. In many parts of Ethiopia , the clay pots long used for carrying water have been replaced with plastic jerry cans, which lighten the load of the water-toter, but often end up as trash littered across the landscape. In one village, though, the jerry cans (called "jerekinas") have found new life as a colorful, functional sculpture that grows food at a local school. Container Gardening Artist Kebreab Demeke made his "Climate +/-" sculpture in collaboration with residents of the village of Harla. The five-meter-high cube of latticed sticks is covered primarily in old, unused jerry cans collected from local families, with a few traditional clay pots interspersed among them. Edible plants native to Harla or suited for the area's climate grow in the containers, tended by the school's environmental club...

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