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PARTICIPATIVE GARDEN PROJECT BY MIRKO NIKOLIĆ AT ECOISMI 2012
WITH ASSISTANCE OF IL FOLLETTO VERDE AND WITH HELP OF 17 GARDENER/MAPPERS

June 20, 2012

SPLENDOUR AT THE SPRING'S ENDING, THE SUMMER'S START

Some twenty days after the planting, the Garden Map is in full bloom. With the help of a couple of beneficial spring storms, the flowers are now showing the best of their previously hidden features. There are a couple of surprises as well, for example, the yellow and orange tagetes groups, which at the start have suffered a bit, now surpass all the other plants in terms of colour and multitude of flowers. The summer is nearing fast, and the floreal inhabitants of this little town seem to be very enthusiastic about that. On a trip through the Garden Map our guide this time will be Paolo Zaffignani, the name of art Il folletto verde. Considering that he has engaged in every single segment of the construction of the garden, flowerbed by flowerbed, flower by flower, there is probably no other person who knows better every little corner of the Garden Map.

Approaching the city from the southern path.
Looking at the Cristo Risorto neighbourhood.
The solitary fraction of Cascate, as birds see it.
The fraction of Groppello d'Adda seen from the south-west.
Along Via Cardinale Ferrari at Groppello, looking towards south. The gathering of yellow and orange tagetes on the left stand where the local church and elementary school are.
On the famous intersection of Via Milano and Corso Europa, the point which served as the basic axis for the construction of the Garden Map.
A view on the urban centre from the south-east, over the bridge.
Looking toward the souther neighbourhoods.
On the line of railway tracks, by a little leap of fantasy, we can imagine their actual extension toward west (the direction we are looking at, more or less, in the direction of Milan) and east, which is on our back.

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