Radishes for Adoption
2009 ‧ Participating households in Kyoto
- Edible installation ‧ coordinated home horticulture ‧ pickled passages ‧ blurred authorship
In collaboration with Yuka Saitô, Makiko Hori, Mie Matsuoka, Mo Tagaki, Kota Arimoto, Haruo Kondo, and 30 radish adopters.
This horticultural intervention invited 30 households across town to adopt 5 radish seeds. Adopters received a growing kit and gardening support if they agreed to grow the radishes at their homes and grant organisers weekly visits for monitoring the plants’ wellbeing. Radish parenting was prompted by watering the seeds. This conscious act of germination and initiation of plant life was the contract between adopters and facilitator. After six weeks, adopters pickled their radishes and displayed them at the facilitator’s house where the adoption collective met for the first time.