Author Archives: lowtechhighjoy

repair work

Blueberry pie on a Monday morning in an art studio overlooking NE Minneapolis might be the best way to begin a week. We had the pleasure of engaging in a long conversation recently with visual artist Rachel Breen, as part … Continue reading

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Benign neglect yields decent results

  In May, our duo threw some sunflower seeds into a couple neglected concrete planters on Dale & University in St. Paul.  After a summer filled with good intentions and no follow through we figured the plants had withered and … Continue reading

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Between Two Poles

It’s as simple as that.  Send us images of your sunflowers and we’ll post them and thank you for being part of this season’s Sunflower Revolution.  These two lovelies have been saved from mowers, weed whackers, squirrels and the like … Continue reading

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Ephemera

Here’s a few remnants of last week’s Pie Project Fargo, where we served pie and conversation to visitors at The Plains Art Museum. We stenciled the sidewalks of downtown Fargo with a washable spray paint, leading folks from the local … Continue reading

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Road Trip!

serviceberry, rhubarb, cherry, blueberry, strawberry, apricot…these are some of the fruits we’ve been busy transforming into pies for our High Plains friends up in Fargo, North Dakota. Next Thursday, July 16th from 1-5p we’ll be serving pie at The Plains … Continue reading

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real and ideal pies

When the dairy-free Peach Pie recipe from a high-80’s American hippie cookbook instructs to ‘roll out the dough between two sheets of waxed paper to prevent crumbling’ you know you’re in trouble.  Add to that a filling recipe with no … Continue reading

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the sound of happiness

Here’s a short video of our duo taking a break from a meeting at Episcopal Homes Senior Communities to play some ping pong. Another discovery: neither of us plays to win.

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