Before Construction - Front Rendering
Post Construction - Front Entrance
In collaboration with artist Jordan Weber, the 4MX Greenhouse was erected in the summer of 2018. It's design is installed in memory of a shotgun-style home for the purpose of storing and growing produce with our Shabazz Community Garden. The front of the house has a porch attached with the intention of inviting the community to interact via programming throughout the year. Inside, the rear has an elevated stage to assist with staging during seasonal programming to include yoga sessions, meditation and workshops.
About Jordan Weber:
Jordan Weber is a Des Moines, IA based artist, activist, and environmentalist whose work addresses issues of environmental justice and inner-city communities with a focus on the Midwest. As an A Blade of Grass Fellow for Socially Engaged Art, Weber traveled to the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation in North Omaha, NE, the birthplace of the Black Power leader, to create a living artwork. Learn more here.
Watch this video to learn more about the project during its original building and programming phase from 2018-2019.
*This project and film production was funded by A Blade of Grass.