KSCA member Lucas Ihlein was recently invited to contribute a short essay about soil for Kaldor Public Art Projects. The essay has been published in an education resource for school students about artist Asad Rasa, who created a 300 tonne soil installation in Sydney's Carriageworks in May 2019..
“Salad-bowl” pasture anyone? Read about the Hallora Farm tour and soil sample demo in this blog, but you can also be part of conversation with the farmers Niels and Maja Olsen, Lucas, Allan Yeomans, Dru Marsh and Loisa Kiely from Carbon Farmers of Australia at Monash University Art Museum tomorrow, March 23, 2-4pm. Link to details is in the blog!
What if farmers were paid to adopt farming methods that ensured that the carbon that is causing trouble in our atmosphere was sequestered in their soils? This tantalising possibility is explored in Lucas Ihlein's collaborative project with Allan Yeomans called 'Baking Earth: Soil and the Carbon Economy', which is currently part of an exhibition in Melbourne.
Lucas Ihlein reports back from his visit to Allan Yeomans’ workshop on the Gold Coast. Here he got to witness how Allan’s amazing invention to measure carbon content in soil actually functions. It involved some serious baking…