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What is the CUBIC METER PROJECT? If you read my “About” section, you know I am trained in geospatial technologies, for instance the interpretation of satellite images, and I like to use these technologies in humanistic applications. – Confusing? Maybe, but please follow along. To view the earth’s surface from space and the changes on it, such as melting glaciers, the sensors on the satellites collect data. The resolution, that is, the area that 1pixel represents, is often 1meter. This means that everything within a square meter on the ground will be recorded as an average value (sorry statistics). For instance, if most of this is ‘grass’, and there are wildflowers in that area, the image will show the pixel as grass. If you have a large area of grass with wildflowers, but dominantly grass, it will all be categorized as grass. WE NEED A CHANGE OF SCALE, to balance the big picture.

Because, Organic/small scale farming and wild taste doesn’t work like that. In organic fields, variation, mixing vegetables and weeds are the norm, and great tasting wild vegetables are all around us in the world’s rural areas, forests, and even urban settings. The variation within the meter is incredible.

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GOAT CHEESE PRELUDE……

To get a better understanding of the taste of natural farming and plants in the wild, I introduce the cubic meter. Selected ‘cubicles’ show the variation of plants, in fields and forests. These will be identified in my current ‘nest’ with the help of a local Alpine guide: what are these plants, which one are selected by the goats, which ones are edible and tasty for us! Stay tuned..

http://fall2010compositions.pbworks.com/f/kraus+niche+hypothesis.pdf