I know most of posts seem to revolve around the market lately but it is such a huge part of my life right now, it's hard to think about anything else.
Last Saturday, we unveiled the Minnie Mouse Gangster Feathered Serpent Diamond Grill tent installation. Where NY artist Daphane Park transformed the stalls into the most amazing Quetzalcoatl inspired creature. It looks so amazing and festive, and was a creation that pulled in the talents of so many local welders, die castors, powder coaters, ceramists and crafts people to complete. It really is quite magical.
Over in the corner, my role has been to curate the workshops that we are running each week. So far we have covered "how to" topics like sourdough starters, portioning a rabbit, cool climate wines and edible weeds. This week we have traditional bread shaping, pasta making and next week I am super excited to have a backyard biodiesel workshop. Can you imagine making your own petrol? I'm keen to get my scything mates to do a workshop too, just not sure what they could cut...there's not a blade of grass out of place on the MONA grounds.
Yves the lovely bee keeper spoke in his gorgeous French accent about backyard beekeeping. I learnt that if I raise my hives a foot off the ground, the bees will start working around two hours earlier. With a workforce of 50 000, that's 700 000 extra work hours a week. That's a lot of honey!
I still have a few more workshop slots to fill. So do you have any ideas? What would like to see and learn about in a 30 minute workshop?