Kate Daughdrill, an artist, teacher, speaker and urban farmer, enthusiastically spoke about gardening in the heart of Detroit at the March 26, 2014 One Book, One Community of Monroe County Kick-off. Her neighbors turned their block into an urban farm, and she eats what she grows and creates art with a green-thumb influence. Daughdrill discussed how she survives as a well-fed but underpaid artist, digging into the roots of her fears, and what it really means to live well.
Kate will be participating in the 2015 ArtX Detroit in April 2015. Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience (AXD) is a 10-day festival of dance, literary, musical & theatrical performances, film screenings, visual arts installations, workshops, panel discussions & interactive experiences. AXD presents works created by the 2013-2014 Kresge Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows. AXD will be hosted at multiple venues throughout Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center over a three-week period in April & is FREE to the public. Kate’s exhibition, discussions and conversations will be at MOCAD Detroit.
Here is where to find additional information about Kate Daughdrill and some of the projects she referenced during her OBOC Kickoff presentation “How I Became an Urban Farmer and Artist”:
Kate Daughdrill website
Burnside Farm website
Detroit SOUP website
Edible Hut website
Article in the August 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan
Article in May 2012 issue of Dwell
Watch video about Kate Daughdrill, 2013 Kresge Artist Fellow in the Visual Arts (2013)