Water Shares 2021

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Water Shares

Water Shares – restoration/anticipation: two Ice books on request by Basia Irland. The ice books, each a regular size field guideare launched in the Dutch Delta. Different contents though. One contains recognizable acorns and seeds from a field of wildflowers we have behind our house. I live close to the river IJssel. The other field guide is titled with seeds from the Mediterranean and contains some locally harvested seeds of Bergamot, one of those plants that comes from the south and seems to take hold in the Netherlands. So, one ‘guide’ refers to a nature that once was there along our rivers. The other ‘guide’ is in anticipation of climate change. Both are released in the Rhine just before where its’ distributary the IJssel parts.