One definition of an idea is “a new combination of two existing ideas.”
So, take culture, smash it into agriculture, and you’ve got The Wormfarm Institute, a group in Reedsburg, Wisconsin dedicated to fusing arts and eats.
Two Chicago ex-patriots, Donna Neuwirth and Jay Salinas, started it as a CSA, and they’re gradually developing some really, really cool ideas that push how we think about food, agriculture and the arts.
Their Woolen Mill Gallery displays art, and offers lectures and discussions on food. They offer artists in residency. Here is a great story on their roadside culture stands, as seen in the photo above, in the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinal.
Hats off to these folks, and their extremely cool idea.