It Matters Revitalization Community Engagement The Artwork
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Common traditions of agriculture and stewardship: Sachem of the Massachusett-Ponkapog people Gil Soloman accompanies a young native youth in planting the Three Sisters (Corn, Beans and Squash) 2009, while young adults in Dorchester plant and harvest crops in urban farms sponsored by the Food Project, 2005

Laura Baring-Gould explored the activities that Dorchester residents have experienced over time. Key traditions of agricultural practice, protest, community advocacy and service, resilience and interdependence spanned generations, culture and time. Baring-Gould appreciated how these traditions echoed across the experiences of Dorchester’s residents, and felt that the artwork needed to honor these connections and shared voices.

Image courtesy of Laura Baring-Gould Studios and The Food Project