A FRIDAY SCORE 🌳
This week’s score asks for consideration of street trees, our urban forests. Can be done solo or as a group, and indoors with house plants.
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Much love, @jeniwavelength & @gatablanco
Urban Forest Hike
Create a list of 10 to 15 short and surprising instructions for interacting with the urban habitat of a tree-lined street or your house plants. If you wish, invite other participants to join you and to pick a random instruction to follow. Instructions may include:
Find the fifth tree and squat beside it for five seconds. Stand and repeat every five trees.
Walk down the middle of the street. Look up.
Go ahead, hug it.
Move faster than the person ahead of you and then slower than the person behind you. Visit every tree.
Walk 15 pieces. Touch, listen, smell. Walk 10 pieces. Touch, listen, smell. Walk five pieces. Repeat.
Tell participants to hike from one street corner to another, traveling the full length of a city block while executing their random instruction. Or, if indoors, travel the full area of their home while executing their random instruction.
Meet at the end of the block, or virtually, to discuss the experience of seeing the city street or your home as a forest.
Aerate the compacted soil in a tree bed or potted plant, play with movement, pace, and posture.
End by interpreting the movement and posture of a tree or plant. Use a tree limb or leaf to extend your movement possibilities.