Here's a letter we received from Jode Roberts of Walkable Plants, winner of the FEAST Project Grant at our third dinner event, that we wanted to share with you.
Hello good people of FEAST.
I wanted to let you know that this weekend I finally launched the
Walkable Planets project -- and thank you for providing the seed money
that ultimately got this rolling a couple years ago. It's taken a
while, but I am proud of the installation and hope you'll check it out
What is Walkable Planets? The educational public art project includes
a series of nine planetary wayfinding signs, placed at a scale of
1-to-5 billion along Grace Street in the city's west end. The first
sign (the Sun) is on the southwest corner of Bloor and Grace. The
series runs two kilometres along the west side of the street to the
final sign (Neptune) at the southeast corner of Trinity Bellwoods
Park. The aim of the project is to inject passersby with a sense of
wonder about the scale of the universe, and to draw teachers from
nearby schools to use the signs as an educational tool.
Thanks again for your time and support.
WALKABLE PLANETS: www.walkableplanets.ca
JANE'S WALK SELF-GUIDED TOUR: www.janeswalk.org/canada/toronto/walkable-planets