An Illuminated Feminist Seed Bank is a new publication that tells the story of Seeds InService, a unique Chicago garden project by Maggie Puckett and Melissa H. Potter where plant fibers are cultivated for art works, research projects, and public interventions.
For the past five years, Seeds InService has combined feminist and ecological concerns with the art of hand papermaking. This book serves as both a scholarly and poetic reflection on hand craft and social practice in uncertain cultural landscapes and blends critical writings, research, project documentation and original artworks. It offers inspiration as well as an informational guide for you to start your own seed revolution. It also promotes Chicago’s history in craft activism—a feminist tale that weaves back to the Jane Addams Hull-House and the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper.