Sustainability is a word seen in the newspapers, heard on the radio and used on television. It’s summer in Delaware, and the most obvious example of sustainability is at local farmers markets in the bounty from hardworking farmers providing fresh produce, poultry, beef and homemade products.
At the Milton Farmers Market Friday, Aug. 9, the Milton Economic Development Committee and Lavender Farms at Warrington Manor will host an exhibition of the Lexicon of Sustainability Pop-Up Art Show. Twenty-four color photographic images measuring two feet by three feet and illustrating terms that define sustainable food production throughout the U.S. will help educate the public on the nuances of this fast-growing field.
This pop-up art show has been exhibited throughout the country, and this will be the first appearance of the show in Delaware. The Milton Farmers Market is held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Milton Historical Society lot at the corner of Union and Magnolia streets in Milton.
The Lexicon of Sustainability is a nonprofit, crowd-sourced project. It is a multiplatform project based on a simple premise: People can’t be expected to live more sustainable lives if they don’t know the most basic terms and principles that define sustainability.
Filmmaker/photographer Douglas Gayeton and producer Laura Howard-Gayeton have crisscrossed the United States to learn this new language of sustainability from its foremost practitioners. Their unusual crowd-sourcing approach allows the public to suggest ideas and even host shows of the work.
To learn more go to www.lexiconofsustainability.com.