Thursday, March 5, 2015

The biosphere is bursting with green at SECCA!

Members from the community are transforming Mary Mattingly's geodesic dome into a biosphere! Some of the seeds used for the planting and growing were donated by RAFI USA, SOW TRUE SEEDS, and the Old Salem Museums and Gardens Horticulture Department.

The biosphere will be at SECCA as a part of the Collective Actions exhibit until March 22, 2015 and THEN, off to the lake! Check out SECCA's website for more information on when to visit!

Beta Verde at SECCA

Beta Verde is thrilled to be a community partner for SECCA's Collective Actions exhibit this March! Working closely with innovative artist, Mary Mattingly and the SECCA staff, BV Founder Margaret Norfleet Neff will be on hand to help make a living biosphere on a geodesic dome.

Members of the community are invited to come out and plant seeds in reusable plastic containers to cover the dome, which will float on the SECCA lake for a period of six months. During this time, the biosphere will become a living island and will serve as an inspiration for a more sustainable future.

Check out this article by Kim Underwood with the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools regarding a few classroom visits to SECCA and planting with Mary Mattingly!