Making the Best of It is a series of regionally site-specific food and art installations and community meals that feature a climate-change enabled (and often unwanted) edible species. People are engaged in tastings and conversation about the risks of climate chaos, our business-as-usual food system, and the short term food innovations at our disposal.
In Minnesota, Making the Best of It: Dandelion includes a team of orators, community guides, and food servers help participants explore climate change through dandelions!
This web zine provides examples of making the best of it, as our public participatory projects try to approach and question the ways in which food, behavior, and perception affect our relationships to climate change.
Valentine Cadieux, Aaron Marx, Sarah Petersen and Marina Zurkow
Commissioned by Northern Lights.mn
Presented as part of Northern Spark: Climate Chaos | Climate Rising, 2016-2017