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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Community.

In this Badge Bit, you will make a piece of art that will be displayed publicly (accessible from off of your property, and for the benefit of those off of your property). It should be made with natural or re-purposed materials.

Here are some ideas:

It could be a large sculpture made from living material (like a willow fence) or very natural looking like the art in this thread:

They could be welded, like these (from this thread):

It could be painted with natural paints and protected under a shelter, or made with woodburning. It could also be small, like a little fairy house, which could be made with sticks and moss.

Or even cob, like they did at Copper Moonie Advanced Retreat Center:

Or even made with natural fiber, with some yarn bombing or knit graffitti

Check out this thread Share Your Art Here for more inspiration!

To qualify for this badge bit, you must
- Post a picture of your art in progress
- Post a picture of it completed and installed in its permanent location
- get at least 1.5 points according to oddball rules
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Hi Permies!

Today I made a garden bed/ art installation / bee haven in front of my house. It is accessible from the road, easily visible from the road as you drive by, and technically not on my property (under the power lines). My neighbour came over just to see what I was up too! She loved it!

Two BBs in one!

I used:

- Upcycled Marble - They are slabs left over from cutting counter tops
- Bark - For mulching the perimeter
- An old antique bike with planters attached
- An old antique mop bucket I turned into a flower pot
- Old composted & manure/straw/hay/wood shavings
- Seeds! (Xeriscape blend, sage, valerian, peppermint, chives, lemon balm, borage, yarrow, echinacea, calendula, lupins)

The beginning:

I used a pulaski to trench out the area the marble was to go and where the bike was placed. It took a lot of effort to move all the marble to the front of the house and set it in place. I then raked out the bed area.

The upright marble is in place:

Harvesting the compost & mulch:

Marble mulch? Looks neat anyway! Or really slippery stepping stones! I used a rake to mix in the new mulch and compost a bit. There is very little soil in this area but it's well drained.

The seeds I planted:

Making the mop-bucket planter:

Time to seed!

Voila! Functional and fashionable!

Staff note (Nicole Alderman) :

I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete!

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