open streets harvest festival { frost on flower }

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of showing my photos that were on display earlier this year at the FLOW Northside Arts Crawl in conjuction with McKinley CSA’s set up at the Urban Agriculture hub at the Open Streets Harvest Festival on Lowry Ave in north Minneapolis.

(there is so much information in that sentence!)

For the bulk of the event I stayed in my tent or the CSA’s tent next door but had a chance to do some exploring when Tyler and Olive came to visit for lunch, a treat, and to take advantage of some of the activities for children.

Here are a few photos from the day:

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I offered $5 on the spot portraits in or near my tent.

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I ran next door because I was super thirsty from biking with all of my things. After being inside for a few minutes and looking in about 20 different coolers I came out with a Vitamin Water – I could find regular water. After telling a few people that this crazy place doesn’t sell water Dana went in and managed to find some… very hidden… and a very small amount.

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An example share.

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The same mobile bike powered stage that was used at FLOW. Being towed to the other side of the festival in this photo.

 

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Dana and Bill made a solar food dryer. It’s basically like a dehydrator but uses the sun’s heat. It also has a light in case the sun disappears on a cloudy day or at nighttime.

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The EcoVillage and McKinley CSA has a frisbee golf course set up around the pocket farm sites.

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A live demo using mushrooms that can be purchased as an add on to CSA shares.

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Some of my booth set up.  Twine & clothespins again.  :)

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There was a great solar oven demo. This guy had four types of solar ovens.

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Here is showing me where the focal point is more than 2000* – the stick instantly start smoking. Soup is being cooked in that pot. Dana and I enjoyed some blistering hot soup on a hot day a few hours later.

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Jim showed up in a perfect shirt.

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Olive kept telling us this was hot.

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The West Indie food truck was parked across Lowry Ave from us. I waited nearly half the day for Tyler and Olive to show up so we could enjoy some jerk chicken and curry chicken together.

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My set up was in one of the white tents to the right.

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There were numerous stops for kids to take part in art activities up and down the avenue.

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The festival took up a huge stretch of Lowry Ave N.  When I first heard about the festival it seemed too long.. who would travel the whole thing?  Throughout the day I noticed that there were huge gaps in hubs and quite a few people didn’t show up so there were open lots and tents like this.  Overall the event was really great but I do think it should have been more condensed.

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Rejoicing in the open street.

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Not the best quality photo but I love how it expresses her determination.

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Oh, these two.

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