Plants and Paints participants
Collaborative mural project and speaker series focusing on questions about biodiversity and sustainable ecology.
Plants and Paints Summer Workshop, a project of Nine Mile Run Watershed Association in partnership with Sylvania Natives, is a collaborative community mural designed and painted by teens on garage doors along Ira Way in Squirrel Hill. Along with the mural itself, the project features a series of talks given by representatives of local environmental organizations such as the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. Both the mural and speaker series center on themes of biodiversity and sustainable, ecological landscapes, imagining what Pittsburgh would look like as a natural, functioning ecosystem.