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Weed and Seed Walk with Next Epoch Seed Library

Saturday, June 2, 2pm

NOTE: This event does not begin at Interference Archive. Meet us at the end of 2nd Avenue where it hits the Gowanus Canal, by Gowanus Canal Conservancy Salt Lot. (This address is 2 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215, near the corner of 2nd Ave and 5th street — NOT the 2 2nd Ave in Sunset Park).

For those who cannot join us for the walking portion of this event but would like to take part at Interference Archive, we’ll be returning to the archive between 2:45 and 3pm.

The Next Epoch Seed Library has reimagined your typical seed bank in the face of climate change; their library collects plant species that live in close association with humans, but that have not been planted or maintained purposefully; in short, weeds! Growing where others can’t or won’t, these plants are best adapted to live in the long shadow we throw on the landscape.

Join Interference Archive and the Next Epoch Seed Library on Saturday, June 2nd for an afternoon weed walk through Gowanus. Our neighborhood is the perfect place to explore plants growing on superfund sites and brown fields, out of the side of buildings or cracks in the sidewalk, or from other former or current sites of human infrastructure or activity. After we explore, we’ll head back to Interference Archive for a conversation about some of the material in our archival collection that helps us understand climate change and sustainability.

Interested in walking with us? RSVP to info@interferencearchive.org so we can share details on our starting point for the walk.

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