Throughout this summer I have worked on many different projects at The Farm. However, my favorite one was my final project of painting a mural. I have interests and some talent in art and painting. I wanted to find a way to be able to incorporate that into my internship and I was able to by painting the door to the walk in cooler for the CSA shed. The CSA program at The Farm is self serve – meaning you can pick up your share anytime of day any day of the week. You could come at 3 am on a Sunday if that was most convenient for you. To make this possible, there is a large shed on The Farm. In it is a large walk in cooler where the CSA bags are stored. However, inside of the shed is not the prettiest. It is also quite hidden making first time pick ups very confusing. To help make the shed seem more approachable and understood, I had the idea to pain the door. This would draw people to the shed, show them very easily that this was the place to pick up their share, as well as beautify the area. I decided to paint an abstract vegetable collage. Each vegetable is very vibrant and texturized. It’s a very fun and bright design to draw the eye and make people smile. We want people to be comfortable at The Farm and picking up their shares and I wanted the door to help accomplish that. It can also be a learning tool for children at events or when they come with their parents to pick up their share. They can look at the funky veggies and try to name them. It is an engaging piece of art that livens up the shed.
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