Food in the City—E.A.T.!

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Eat Art Together (E.A.T.) is an initiative that combines our two favorite things—art and food—to promote sustainability and community interaction.

In a city it’s easy to forget how interdependent we all are, but E.A.T. gives us an opportunity to see the ways food ties us together. UMOCA has partnered with Wasatch Community Gardens, Neighborhood House, and Real Food Rising to promote awareness of local urban farming and sustainability.

E.A.T. starts with installations by local artist and motorcycle builder Simon Larson and sculptor Robin Clark. Larson’s chicken coop for Wasatch Community Gardens, and Clark’s beehives for Real Food Rising are built from repurposed and recycled materials and have become permanent, functional parts of the gardens.

We’ll finish up the growing season by hosting a bike tour of Salt Lake City’s community gardens, familiarizing participants with each space and the people who farm there.

Join us for a look into sustainable urban farming and the neighborhood around us! For more information visit our calendar here.