The Art of Alien Weeds and the Untapped Harvest

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 1112 Dukes Pkwy W Hillsborough NJ 08844  See map

Yardsticks made out of Bradford Pear, paper made form Garlic Mustard and ink made from Multiflora Rose!

View an art installation in the form of banners, framed prints and bas-relief wood carvings created by artist Patterson Clark out of invasive weeds he removed from woodlands he maintains voluntarily. 

Learn from a display of raw materials extracted from invasive plants and a slide show that will illustrate the harvest and processing of invasive plants. The restoration of native plant and animal communities often begins with the removal of exotic invasive vegetation, which yields an abundance of material that can be sustainably processed into fuel, chemicals, pigments, lumber, paper fibers and cordage. Artist Patterson Clark turns his collected invasives into graphic, educational and beautiful works of art.

Patterson Clark has been harvesting D.C.'s exotic invasive vegetation for nine years, exploring its potential for use as art. At  The Washington Post, he is a visual journalist, writing and illustrating the weekly natural history column "Urban Jungle." Patterson maintains a small community garden plot, where he grows garlic, stevia and cow peas.

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