“It is a wonderful thing to be able to give something I have made to people I do not know.” – Erin Despard, The Tomatoes Between Us
When Erin ended up growing sixty tomato seedlings last spring, she decided to give them away to strangers. But the lockdown made it more complicated than she expected. THE TOMATOES BETWEEN US is a zine by our Artist in Residence, Dr. Erin Despard, about her fascinating bike ride through the city delivering seedlings to folks she only knew from a post in a Facebook group.
Read the zine to go on her journey and discover her thoughts on community, social media and finding friends by sharing plants during the pandemic.
Illustrations by Hannah Myers (@hananabread)