The Black Rock Arts Foundation in partnership with San Francisco Department of the Environment have developed the Composting Contraption. This human-powered, interactive, kinetic artwork is designed to travel to local festivals, street fairs, farmers markets and schools to inspire, motivate and educate San Francisco residents to increase their practice of composting, and it has really been in the streets in the last few weeks.
The Contraption has been out and about. It was at Power to the Peaceful (where these wonderful photos were taken, can’t you just tell that the kids loved that they got to make it work), then it stopped by the new Mission Community Market and then San Francisco Sunday Streets. Just this week the Contraption spent some time at the Castro Farmers Market.
As you can see from the photos, these visits are a chance for the adults and children alike to interact with the Composting Contraption and talk about how composting works from a scientific, practical and environmental point of view, and it is fun to ride the bike and make the Contraption make our food scraps and compostable materials move a little closer to being mulch for our gardens.
The Composting Contraption will be at the Black Rock Arts Foundation booth at Decompression this Sunday, we hope you will stop by and check us out and take a ride on the Composting Contraption.