writes on the group of Toronto artists that recently helped to beautify the city's many untended and unkempt planters. Funded by Toronto arts organization FEAST
, 17 local artists and designers took part in "Outside the Planter Boxes" renovating and reviving over 30 planters in a 24-hour period.
"Public planter boxes are great in theory. They're a refuge for nature in the city. A way of cleaning our air and beautifying our streets. But in practice, many public planters are untended or empty, too big or too small for the plants they're meant to contain, or simply falling apart".
"Last month, Sean Martindale decided to do something about it in his home city of Toronto. With a grant from the arts organization Toronto FEAST, Martindale organized a project called Outside the Planter Boxes. He rounded up a group of local "artists, designers, gardeners and urbanites" to execute "planter interventions" in sites across the city. In the end, 17 participants made more than 30 projects in a single 24-hour period during the weekend of May 20."
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