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Coal Plant, Seeds for Grassy Mountain
Coal Plant, Seeds for Grassy Mountain
Alana Bartol and Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed
Silky lupine, silvery lupine, and rough fescue seeds.

A collaboration with Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed of ALCLA Native Plants, 2020-ongoing

Participatory artwork, 400+ wild-collected seed packets with seeds from plants that grow or have historically grown on Grassy Mountain. Seed packet designs: Coal Plant, Canary Awaiting Resuscitation, and Crowsnest River Watershed.

Seeds of Grassy Mountain is a companion piece to Plants of Grassy Mountain. The seed packets were displayed at uLethbridge Art Gallery and Dunlop Art Gallery's Sherwood Branch as part of Processes of Remediation. A core storage box obtained from the Greenhill Mine Complex is transformed into a shelf for the seed packets. The box is labeled "GM" for Grassy Mountain. Visitors are invited to take a packet and plant the seeds as a way to connect with Grassy Mountain. Learn more about Seeds of Grassy Mountain here. A series of workshops was developed and facilitated with Latifa on how to germinate and care for native plant seeds in the packets and the importance of restoring and caring for native plants.

Seeds include: silky and silvery lupine, rocky mountain fescue, tufted hairgrass, fireweed, yarrow, paintbrush, fringed sage, prairie rose, and more.

Thank you to Nicole Dagenais for graphic design assistance.