Radishes for Adoption: Comments
On Mother's Day 2009 I asked about 30 people in Kyoto to adopt 5 radish seeds on my behalf (the story goes that my own house doesn't provide enough sunlight and space to grow any plants). The adopters agreed to grow the radishes at their homes and meet with me once a week to check in on the plants. The radishes are meant to be exhibited as pickles in glass jars and eaten among all adopters in a concluding tasting event later in June.
This may be the first time in history that the radish has been used to create a revolution of human relationships. In fact, 'radish' sounds like some Arabic word that probably means 'peace and cooperation and breaking down barriers'.
Roman Krznaric, Oxford
We read your Radish blog the other night and are eager to see how it all turns out - it's a bit like a soap opera!
Chris and Kristen Daniels, Asheville
Oh gosh...our radishes do not have names yet... I guess we are bad adopters, then ;-)
Roger Walch & Yoshiko Matsuda, Kyoto
This project sounds great! I have been doing something similar recently with carrots here in my community in Orange County! We should talk about our experiences! I am currently working on a project to plant trees. Let me know more about the radish project as it goes on! And keep in touch!
Eric Morrill, Irvine
Your radish project is brilliant and delightful, light and engaging, and playfully revolutionary. A gentle and delightful revolution, that is what I want to be a part of!
Iris Clearwater, San Francisco
Let me know if any of your radish babies didn't find their foster parents and I will give them shelter.
Rumiko Kawaii, Kyoto
What fun Markuz. Wish I could join you but Kyoto is rather too far for an afternoon jaunt. Sounds like you are more an artist than a down-to-earth gardener these days, but do tell me if I'm wrong.
Angela Jeffs, Tokyo
C R E D I T S
Radishes for Adoption would have been impossible without the incredible dedication and support of Makiko Hori, Mie Matsuoka, Tagaki-san, and last but not least Yuka Saito. I am also grateful for the open-minded adopters throughout Kyoto (and Osaka) who offer their care and home for my radishes and agreed to meet with me once a week.
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