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Winter Shack, Brooklyn, NY
High Desert Test Sites, CA

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Lara Bank Dead The Garden The Dead Garden at Winter Shack
February – March 2015
at Winter Shack at the Classon Ful-Gate community garden, Brooklyn
reclaimed lumber, donated dead plants, black twine,  paint, nails, wood glue.

Bring Out Your Dead!!!

Are you a killer of plants? Do you see your latest casualty every day from the corner of your eye as it hauntingly decays upon your window sill? Give your plant a final resting place in a 44-year-old community garden located on the edge of Bed-Stuy and Clinton Hill. We invite the community to bring their desiccated greenery to any Winter Shack event at the Classon Ful-Gate community garden between February and March for interment and memorialization in The Dead Garden plant graveyard. to: We invite the community to bring their desiccated greenery to any Winter Shack event at the Classon Ful-Gate community garden between January 24th through March 28th for interment and memorialization in The Dead Garden plant graveyard.

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The Dead Garden is a cemetery honoring the flora that we have failed to cultivate in our urban landscapes. Place your deceased green friend in a casket pot made from reclaimed lumber, or return it from whence it came with a burial in hallowed ground. Donors can honor their dearly departed household vegetation with identifying information about the plant and/or themselves.

The Dead Garden was first produced by Lara Bank for High Desert Test Sites, Wonder Valley, CA, March 2014.



Lara Bank Dead Garden Winter Shack
The Dead Garden at Winter Shack, 2015.



The Dead Garden at Winter Shack
was housed inside the shack to slumber during the summer season!

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The Dead Garden at Winter Shack, 2015. Housed inside the shack during the summer. The Dead Garden at Winter Shack, 2015

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The Dead Garden at Winter Shack, 2015. Close up of peep hole into shack.