Posted by: montclairlibrary | August 25, 2010

Garden of Knowledge

The Garden of Knowledge

Photo: Thilo Folkerts via TreeHugger.com

As a book lover, what do you think of this art installation in Quebec? 40,000 discarded books, stacked into temporary garden walls and seeded with mushrooms.

Designed by a Berlin-based team of Canadian artist-designer Rodney LaTourelle and landscape architect Thilo Folkerts, the Jardin de la Conaissance (Garden of Knowledge) seeks to introduce the book as not only a structural garden element of wall, bench and bed, but also as a growing medium.

Read the full article here: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/08/mushroom-art-utopia-outdoor-library-garden-40000-books.php

Speaking of gardens, did you know that Hillside Gardeners of Montclair volunteers help maintain all the beautiful plants and flowers you see growing around the library? Next time you see someone tending the roses, don’t forget to give them a big “thank you.” There’s an interesting article on the club’s history and activities here.


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