Jun 23, 2014
Art selection and comment by Lil Copan.
Many of Jeff Kennelâ€™s photographic works are based on world travels, but a recent series of photos records a gathering of world cultures on a small plot of land in New Columbia, a large housing project in Portland, Oregon. Seeds of Harmony, a community garden, is part of Village Gardens, whose tagline is â€śuniting cultures through dirt.â€ť Kennel comments, â€śThere are at least 14 nationalities represented, and you are as likely to hear Oromo or Chuj spoken in the garden as you are English.â€ť Kennel is a fellow gardener in the community. â€śMy intention is to introduce viewers to these amazing people and to encourage them to hear their stories and share their own.â€ť For more about the gardening community, see Kennelâ€™s short video.
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