EATING IN PUBLIC occasionally participates in gallery + museum programming. Here, exhibitions take the form of distribution centers or how-to demonstrations.
FREE GRINDZ (2011) at Southern Exposure, San Francisco
Free Grindz is an edible weed information center / weed seed distribution station that focus on three of the most common plants in the world – amaranth, dandelion, and purslane – which are most often known as weeds in north america. Designed as a shipping crate and made (almost) entirely out of found material, Free Grindz unfolds into the exhibition itself. Participants can learn how to identify the plants, where to find and prepare them as food, and make their own recipe books using rubber stamps and recycled paper.