Harvest of Wetland
In 2002, frustrated with the long journey to legal allotments on the outskirts of the City, a self-governed space was established by a group of pensioners on a piece of wetland in Siauliai city, Lithuania. The 15 elderly people occupied the land, built demarcation lines, erected buildings from scrap materials and dug out a drainage system to create a working allotment. Homeless people would sometimes devastate buildings and greenhouses, only for the pensioners to quickly rebuild them from anything they could gather. Jars of self-cultivated products are a huge supply for their tables, as a supplement to the meager state given pension that fails to fill stomachs. For others it is kind of a therapy...to escape from four flat walls, to keep the connection with Earth..
Eugenijus Barzdius • James Doran • Katrina Forey • Christian Fowler • Ryan Grimley • Owen Harvey • Steve Jewitt • Joseph Jinks • Dimitra Kountiou • Olivia Martin • Scott Martin • Denise Marie Myers • Briony Oates • Gabriella Rose • Luke Santilli • Cathy Sharples • Mandy Thomas •